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    Seesawing weather. First cold, then wet and warm. Today, the smells that are muted during winter – scents of moisture, rotting, and decay are in the air as we walk about. Instead of being unpleasant, it shows all the hard work going on. The compost pile steams after a good turning, all those… Read More

  Eating, consuming, nourishing, binging. So many words for fuel. So many mindsets on what is right, and what isn’t. Did you catch the latest?  Whole30 and Paleo are bad for you. In Defense of Real Food: a Paleo & Whole30 Dietitian Responds to US News & World Report’s “Best Diets of 2017” Yes, whole… Read More

Anyone watched any Russian movies centered around the Siberian winter? The lowest recorded temperature for them was -89F. With windchill, our nearby Whiteface Mountain was inching mighty close. Locally, -30 to -40F was the normal temp for several nights. Our week has consisted of running out bundled up in layers, and then either stripping off… Read More

“If my ranch doesn’t have the meat I want, we ain’t cooking this week.” Michael H. responding to a friend asking why they just won’t ‘go shop at the store’. Why are you here? If you are like our family; you want to eat better, feel better and invest in your health now – instead… Read More

Good morning 2018, You’ve greeted us a bit on the brisk side, -32F and yet this old farmhouse is keeping us snug. Fields are covered in a thick blanket of snow, both protecting and cleansing. I love how these mornings last forever, pausing over a rare second cup of coffee and watching as the sun… Read More