As someone who currently lives in a humid subtropical region, I expect some heat and humidity in the summer. I do. But what I don’t expect is days-long stretches of heat and humidity that reach 110F with the heat index and nighttime temperatures in the 80s – heat waves that necessitate “excessive heat warnings” from the weather service that basically advise rational people to stay indoors. How, exactly, does a farmer do that?Continue reading “Reality Check: The Melted Farmer”
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Ferment This: Wild Blackberry Water Kefir
Just as the black raspberries are done for the season, big, bold blackberries appear. They may not be quite as sweet, but they still make delicious probiotic beverages, like water kefir!Continue reading “Ferment This: Wild Blackberry Water Kefir”
Haiku: Fall Reflections
A storm blew through last night, and it left fallen branches and leaves in its wake. When I was refreshing the pigs’ water (the “pond” above is their water bowl), I was struck by the image created by the multicolored leaves that had been swept into the water: it so clearly was, to me, a harbinger of Autumn.