Category Archives: Food

Whipsaw Weather

“In like a lion…” A deranged, manic-depressive lion, perhaps. We’ve had days of phenomenal weather, followed by rain, sleet, and snow.  Closer to the latter, as I write this. The various “spring” plants are coming up, though, and things are … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of Summer

The weather right now is being uncooperative. After a couple of warm days last week, we had an inch and a half of snow on Saturday, followed by low 60’s on Sunday. As I write this on Wednesday evening, we’re … Continue reading

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Makin’ Bacon

We’re back!  I hope everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving.  I was pleased to be able to enjoy “friends near, and family far…” As I mentioned last time around, this time I want to touch a little on food preservation.  I … Continue reading

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More Odds and Ends

I’ve been a bit scatter-brained, of late–mostly I’m just tired, from working a full-time job, managing a growing herd of “junior” employees, working on home renovations, and trying (with varying degrees of success) to keep up with “farm things.”  As … Continue reading

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Cooking with Heat

We’re back to the Family Survival Planning guide; this time around, we’re talking cooking, fuel sources, and supplies. This is a fun one, because there are few “right answers,” and lots of ways to do things–we humans have been cooking … Continue reading

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Dining, and…

This week I’m going to keep things brief.  The topic is food–which I’ve spoken about many times before: here, and here, and here, and a dozen or so other posts.  You know my basic opinions:  Figure out what you eat, … Continue reading

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Wonderful Water

After promising last time to talk about water this time, our part of the world was blessed with almost a week of rain.  While there’s such a thing as too much, we’re pretty far from that point.  Still, it makes … Continue reading

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