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2015 Farm Goals.…

I'll pretend like I didn't spend the better part of two hours writing out a deliciously goal-filled post before my WordPress crashed and took with it every last word. I'll also pretend like I didn't … [Read More...]

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Our 2015 Heirloom…

My husband and I have been talking a lot about the story behind our food lately. When we sit down for breakfast, it's more than just bacon and eggs on our plate. It's the smell of the pig pen on a hot … [Read More...]

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Butchering A Pig:…

My head must be thick as a rock. Almost three months later, I realized that I have yet to post some super-awesome footage that I shot when the Farmstead Meatsmith came to visit our farm and taught us … [Read More...]

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Christmas as a…

My friend Rachel is a minimalist.  Every time I read one of her posts, I'm inspired to do the same. (Let's just pretend like my junky bathroom closet doesn't exist. And let's forget about … [Read More...]

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Sizzling Steak with…

I can't move. Nope. Can't do it. I'm currently sitting in my favorite chair, legs up on the footstool, lounging deeply back into the soft cushion. I've still got my apron on from cooking tonight's … [Read More...]

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Why Homegrown Food…

I was recently asked, 'Shaye... why do you do it? Why do you slave over the stove... over the garden bed... over the animal poop... over the piles of dirty dishes? Why, why, why?' Great question, … [Read More...]

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Homemade Headcheese…

As I scrambled to stuff the preserved bags of green peppers behind the pig head in the freezer, and thus caused a cascade of frozen goods to fall from the shelf, I knew it was time. Time for … [Read More...]

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Regret.…

It was a small instance that triggered my emotions this morning. As I drove up the road to my friend Lauren's house to drop the kids off for a few hours (as I've done a dozen times), my view … [Read More...]

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How To Make Beeswax…

I did it. I got sucked into computer-land for too long. And when that happens, I peel myself away - brain slightly sizzled - and instantly try and find something to do that will ground … [Read More...]

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I’m surviving.…

Sometimes, I've just got to take a step back and admit "I'm not that woman." As much as I'd like to be, I'm just not.  This time of year, I'm aware of it all the more. While other Mom's are … [Read More...]

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