The time is nearing to harvest our big fall lambs. I am not sure of the exact number we will have available after those already sold are processed, but I am saving many of the biggest ones till last. Sorting them is always the biggest challenge for us, as we do not have the proper … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Francie’s Fabulous Fermented Fish
I must admit, I was a little green when my dear friend Francie called with her news of her surprise catch of salmon. Wow! Gifts come when you least expect it, and what a gift. She sent me an email of one of the amazing creations she came up with for using the salmon, and … Continue reading
Do we have a Right to Know What is IN Our Food?
Well, there are a few big guys who think we do not have that right, and they have deep pockets to throw around to protect their profits. I was so heartbroken that the GMO labeling initiative in California was defeated in 2012, and it would be miraculously historic if we Coloradans can get it passed. … Continue reading
Javier called today while I was elbow deep in sauerkraut. I had hoped to spend the rest of the day making apple and pear sauce, and though I could not understand everything he said on the phone, I understood that he was leaving tomorrow. I invited him for dinner, and he understood when I told … Continue reading
Ok, I could have called them happy, lazy, snobbish, standoffish fatsos, which they are, all except one. Him. You can consider him stand-on-ish, and exhausted. It’s hard to manage a harem. We drove over 8 hours to Utah to get them, and on our return was when we met Javier. They are pure Dorpers and … Continue reading
Farm Meal at the Horse Milk Farm
The delightful, serene surroundings at the horse milk farm definitely made us want to move in. The couple had graciously made a sumptuous homemade farm meal, which we all looked forward to. It took so much planning and care on our dear tour leader Judith, to seek out interesting farms and wonderful food for us, … Continue reading
Why horse milk you ask? Victor told us that there is a special hospital in Switzerland which demands his horse milk. He says that horse milk is the ideal food for premature babies, the closest thing to human milk and full of unique enzymes. These babies thrive when without it they absolutely would not. The … Continue reading
Swiss Horse Milk Farm
These were the first lovely sights we were greeted with at the people part of the horse farm.
On the Way to the Swiss Horse Milk Farm
Why in the world would anyone want/need to milk horses? Well, we were about to find out on our Swiss farm tour. It was a long, lovely walk through the countryside, and I loved the brickwork and architecture of the farmhouses. I especially love how the Swiss stack their firewood. A lovely sight and sound … Continue reading
I wish I had my camera with me at the farmer’s market this saturday, as my favorite farmer Mark from Thistle Whistle had a dizzying variety of peppers. I asked him what his favorites were to dry for chili powder and for a fermented hot sauce. I am out of my Liquid Fire and so … Continue reading