GoodFooting in Vermont

After Maine, we went to Herkimer’s Hill Farm in Cabot, Vermont. Mark Christensen & Jen Boucher and their son, Blue, live in a spacious 2-story log cabin towards the rear of the family farm there. As we drove down the long driveway, we were first greeted by Jen’s mother, Judy, their two dogs and a […]

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Enjoy the Journey Already

By the time we arrived at Yellow Bird Farm near Woodbury, TN we felt like seasoned WWOOFers. Farm rhythms had seeped into our lives (even though we never acquired the habit of waking early to feed and water the animals – which I now regret.) I finally felt confident that I knew a lot about […]

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Recipe: Kitchari Comfort Food

All of a sudden kitchari appeared. We had never heard of it before and then it was everywhere. A staple, Ayurvedic comfort food, kitchari, also called khichdi, is used to ease the stomach and cleanse the intestinal tract. Lucky for us it came into our world just as we were about to embark on a […]

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Farming or Vacation?

Well, hell…I am so far behind on my blog posts about our farm visits (and it doesn’t help that I keep taking time to research and write my article, Where Our Food Comes From) but I’ll try and get us caught up while still giving each farm visit its fair shake. Mid-July, we left upstate New […]

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Recipe: Ms. Kray Kray’s Pecan Pie

I know I shouldn’t be doing this. Even though I cut the sugar quite a bit, we Americans already eat waaaaay too many sweets. And, I’m pretty sure dessert does not need the extra pub. The thing is… this pie is so f’ing amazing – it is, quite literally, a stunner. I made it several times […]

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Where Does Our Food Come From: Part II

IN THE BEGINNING The Bible claims that Cain killed Abel because he was jealous of God’s favor with his brother’s blood sacrifice. Cain, a farmer, made an offering of grain, while Abel, a shepherd, sacrificed a lamb. Why God preferred one gift over the other is uncertain, but, if we consider this story to be […]

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Farm Management 101

We spent the last two weeks of September at Millsap Farms, an idyllic patchwork of fields and greenhouses about 20 minutes north of downtown Springfield, MO. Curtis and Sarah Millsap run the farm with help from their nine children plus various interns, CSA members, WWOOFers and farmhands. (Yes, I said nine, all of whom are girls […]

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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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