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After a week of turning down play dates and dinner invitations because “I’m on piglet watch,” Betty Wilma had her litter either Saturday night or Sunday morning.  When I checked on her Sunday morning, I found six nursing piglets and outside of the house was a dead and very cold piglet.  Six out of seven […]

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I was able to harvest about a half bushel of cabbages from our fall planting. I need to admit that, shy of coleslaw, I pretty much never cook cabbage.  Next I’ll admit to only liking iceberg lettuce, I know, I deserve that. I’d recently purchased Tender by Nigel Slater, which is officially my new favorite […]

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Before the farmer babes left, they built us a pretty sweet new chicken tractor. The chickens had been living in a greenhouse, but the girls wanted to use the greenhouse for it’s intended purpose, meaning we needed to relocate the hens.  Will bought the back half of a pick up truck off a neighbor, and […]

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I honestly cannot complain about this mild winter.  Sure, I miss the snow for aesthetic reasons, and I know so little cold is bad for the parasite load in our pigs and sheep, but it is so nice not having to deal with frozen water every morning, I’m just going to block out the apocalyptic implications of […]

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So it didn’t work out with the farmer babes.  I think they were looking for a more formal arrangement than we could give under our current circumstances (i.e. ohmygod Will opened another restaurant this is so crazy), so I consider this one totally my bad.  I wish them the best of luck, and any farm […]

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The lease for The Whiskey Jar started on Jan 1.  We’d spent New Year’s Eve with some friends, enjoying an epic dinner in DC, so despite a massive hangover, Will was dropped off at the new restaurant that Sunday at noon and I haven’t seen much of him since. He hasn’t spent a full day […]

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