Apricots and Raspberries

We are still picking raspberries. My God. Still. I need a scale to weigh just how many kilos of raspberries we’ve picked. A bloody lot. Raspberries, berries in general do not travel well and by the time the bucket is full and the berries are rinsed they are pretty much mush. Which makes good fruit leather and that is what we have been making. Note to self: Wax paper is not a good substitute for a fruit leather tray in…

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Summer Diets

Our affiliations with food fascinate me. What we eat, when we eat, how we choose it, historically and on an individual basis are all things that I (pardon the pun) am hungry to learn. I do not eat very much. It’s not a diet or weight thing, I certainly eat when I am hungry I just am so darn busy that I don’t have opportunity to eat a whole lot. Apparently this is a common theme among those who work…

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Concerning Cows

I now know why cattle farmers never seem to particularly ‘like’ cows. It always struck me as odd that you would be engaged with an animal every day and seem to have no attachment to it. But now I get it. I don’t like cows. They are dumb and difficult. Recently up at our practice farm a bull was dropped off. The intention being that he would breed with our milking cow so that we get a calf and milk…

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Pre-Summer Excitement

SO many stories to tell. Summer is finally here, Solstice has passed the moon is full and the days are long and warm. We’ve had a great spring for mushrooms and the local morels are pouring into our tummies and the dehydrator. Grass is tall because of all the rain which is good news for all our pastured animals.

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Travelling

Why do we live in a society were it is cheaper and FAR more convenient for me to drive my car with my two kids four hours to the largest urban center than it is to take a bus? For us to ride the Greyhound is well over $100. $180 actually that is a guess based on the trip to Vancouver – ONE WAY. Greyhound won’t actually give me a rate to Tsawwassen. And we have to leave at noon…

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"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

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