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Will processed the last of the polish roosters with the help of our Monday farm hand, Adam.  Three of them went in the freezer, but the other two became coq au vin. In the process, we discovered that disappointingly small onions make for surprisingly ideal pearl onions. Let me also take this as an opportunity […]

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Will’s been making his own hot sauce for years, but it’s usually of the puree a bunch of peppers with some vinegar variety.  This year, he tried fermenting.  He pureed all our red jalapenos and some of our habaneros, added salt and placed them in a mason jar covered with cheese cloth for about a […]

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Will turned the last of our cherry tomatoes into ketchup.  This is another accomplishment that falls under the category of irrational excitement. We’re not even big ketchup eaters.  But.  Between the ketchup and the beans (I know, again with the beans), this means sometime this Spring, when the first of the piglets is magically converted […]

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In the garden plot, aka the pond plot, Will planted onions from seed.  In the rented acre, he used onion starts.  So far he’s only harvested the garden plot and while we are thrilled we were even able to grow onions from seed, they were a little on the small size.  As in our largest […]

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Last week Wednesday, Will and John “harvested” our first litter of rabbits at the ripe old age of 12 weeks or so.  I’ll leave the details of slaughtering/processing to Will for another post, but suffice it to say that it is more difficult than processing chickens, both in terms of work and emotional toll. To […]

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The irony (tragedy?) of owning a farm is that you are often too tired to enjoy the literal fruits of your labor.  Despite my abiding love of greens, one I blame on a childhood fueled by tastee cakes, we’ve barely eaten any all year.  The lion’s share has gone to the restaurants.  This weekend, we […]

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