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The mystique of farming

Farming has, recently, become the recipient of a mystique. I wish I could put my finger on just how a profession in which you work hard for long hours in a risky business that doesn’t pay very well came to acquire a mystique, because if I knew how that process worked, perhaps I could acquire […]

Rural hospitality

There are a lot of reasons I don’t play as much golf as I’d like, and most of them are dull, dull, dull. We’re too busy. I didn’t get around to making a tee time, and now it’s too late. My game is so rusty that I’m embarrassed to play with strangers. From years of […]

Vegan recipe APB

Everyone who knows my husband, and almost everyone who knows of him, knows that he is hopelessly, irredeemably, unapologetically carnivorous. He eats meat or fish every day, often more than once, and he supplements it with plenty of butter and cheese.  He is fond of saying, when a salad is put in front of him, […]

In for the winter

Whew. That’s done. It’s one of the biggest jobs of the year, and it’s done. The oyster seed is in the cooler. This year, we had twice as much seed as we’ve ever had, and so the job was twice as big. More than twice as big, actually, because it was a terrific growing year […]

This is a dead deer. Don’t look away.

I have a bone to pick with you. With some of you, at any rate.  Specifically, those of you  who object to articles about killing animals and photos of those animals, killed. I kill animals. Over the past several years, my husband, Kevin, and I have killed most of the meat we eat. We have […]