Recipe: Julie’s Ricotta Pancakes

Yes! This is the recipe you’ve all been waiting for from Julie at River Run Farm & Pottery! I have to confess, she sent this a while ago but I have yet to become the up-to-date little webmistress I ought to be. Apologies! Also, VERY IMPORTANT! see below for super easy instructions to make your […]

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Onward…to Lady Liberty

  All-in-all, we spent five weeks in Kentucky and left with a rebuilt motor for the Schwartz and Mattie’s broken leg on the mend. During our final week in Independence, KY, Anastasia and I made a couple trips over the Ohio River into Cincinnati. We visited the Newport Aquarium which hosts the largest collection of […]

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Cider Press Rules!

We spent two weeks in early September at Falcon Ridge Farm in the Ozarks and did so many different things there that it’s hard to figure out what to write about! I’ve posted a load of pictures from our stay there in the album of Falcon Ridge photos on our Images page. (If you haven’t visited Images […]

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Shortest Post Ever!

Nashville. Hot. Chicken. WHEW!…our sincere thanks to Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish, Nashville, TN.

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Recipe: JC-Approved Gluten-Free Quinoa Burgers

We are currently about 60 minutes south-east of Nashville at Yellow Bird, a lovely “art farm” in the process of becoming a retreat center. Yes, exactly, it is right up our alley! David Wood, the director of Yellow Bird is a vegetarian and crafted such wonderful meals the first few days that JC made nary a […]

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Where Does Our Food Come From?

Where Does Our Food Come From? is an ongoing investigation into the current condition of our food systems. I strongly encourage your input and questions…I have no idea where this process might take us but, hopefully, through forums like this, together we may uncover ways to reclaim our food sovereignty and security. Once Upon a […]

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How To: Process Chicken

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the pictures contained herein are quite graphic. I want to share as much of my experience processing chickens as possible and part of that entails getting close to the blood, organs and other internal body parts. If you are squeamish, this might not be for you. But if you eat chicken, […]

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Top 5 Questions From the Road

1) How are you doing after almost 5 months on the road? We’re doing fine. Thanks for asking! Not as slender and physically fit as we’d hoped to be at the end of this summer, but doing really well! Thankfully, the adjustment to being on the road has been much easier than expected, kind of […]

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Small Farmers vs. Big Ag

OK, I’ll try to catch you up on our expedition in a few short bursts… It has been many weeks and several thousand miles since we left River Run Farm and Pottery in central Kentucky. We’ve milked cows, slaughtered chickens, built a wattle fence, cleaned a barn, built a solar dehydrator, split a couple cords […]

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Mandala Garden World

We just left New York where we spent two weeks at Root ‘n Roost Farm in White Sulphur Springs NY, just 10 miles from the site of the original Woodstock festival. All hail the iconic milieu of aged hippies and  summer camps, vacationing Hassids and tie-dyed peace sign schwag. It is beautiful country though with great stands […]

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Please Welcome Our New Addition! [PHOTOS]

We’ve finally figured out how to post a photo gallery to the site! Please visit our new addition at: IMAGES. This page holds albums that contain many of the photos from our trip. If you’ve visited our Facebook page, you’ve probably already seen most of these, but take a visit anyway. And make some comments! […]

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Getting Busy on the Eve of 50

12 weeks into our expedition and I am OK…actually, I’m much better than OK. What I mean to say is that I really wasn’t certain how I would take to this nomadic lifestyle…and I’m pretty sure Anastasia was even more worried about my transition than I was. Leaving our home in Altadena for a year-long […]

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