Beard on Bread

Beard on Bread

James Beard is, to me, the Gene Logsdon of cooking, freakishly knowledgeable in their fields, a bit cranky and quite no-nonsense.  I guess that when it comes to farming and cooking I don’t really have time to read someone’s opinion, I want the facts and just facts. ...
Cast iron Cooking

Cast iron Cooking

Lately several of my friends have found themselves low in iron and it seems to manifest itself in sluggishness and loss of energy.   Iron is a trace mineral that supports growth and development in children, is involved in the production of hemoglobin, and helps to...
Pots and Pans

Pots and Pans

Being somewhat of a collector of pots and pans, it seems that I have a different one for each and every occasion.   From hand hammered copper pots from France to five cast iron pans I found nested in the trash outside a relative’s home, I just love cooking things.  I...
Great Pyrenees: Meet Niamh!

Great Pyrenees: Meet Niamh!

By now, most of our customers know that I am infatuated with Great Pyrenees breed of dogs.  We have bred these lovable canines for 18 years and we have placed many wonderful pups as guard dogs, livestock protectors, child minders, and just regular ole members of the...
Sheep Milk: An Experiment

Sheep Milk: An Experiment

This is the year that I will finally milk my own sheep. After three trips to Italy seeking out all the sheep’s milk products I could find, it is finally time to make my own sheep’s milk quark, cheese and yogurt. All things sheep are healthier than their counterparts...