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Harvest Fest at Tillers International

Today Val and I went to the annual Harvest Fest, a celebration of local food, local farming and sustainable living, held at Tillers International in Scotts, Michigan.  Tillers is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, offering classes in farming with oxen … Continue reading

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Short Break

Just a short note to let all of you know that Val & I have been sick all week.  So no post!  We will actually be taking a short break to get away for a few days to northern Michigan. … Continue reading

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Salsa-mania!

As August comes to a close, our tomato month would not be complete without a post about salsa.  Sunday, our day of rest included canning 21 quarts of the stuff!  Have you ever tried to stir over 50 cups of … Continue reading

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Simple Abundance

What a week!  Temperatures in the 90’s, endless weeds to pull and more produce than you can imagine.  We went to market Saturday with carrots, beets, new potatoes, peas, Swiss chard, onions and kale.  The onions, carrots and new potatoes … Continue reading

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Treading Water

There are things about farming one can’t control.  For example, the weather.  In May, when we received 14 inches of rain in one week, we stayed stoic.  We did not panic… we waited to see how the garlic and the … Continue reading

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Greetings and Salutations!

Well here I am venturing into the blogosphere!  Basics with a Twist is the title of my first book, coming out this spring.  A memoir/cookbook that includes over 80 recipes along with vignettes about our farm.  Originally from the city, … Continue reading

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