After my computering yesterday (I’m thinkin’ the linkin’ is no longer stinkin’ and is now workin’) I took the chains off the big tractor, hitched up the plow and got dirty. This is the first time since modern records have been kept here at the farm that we plowed in March. Actually, that is not quite correct. This is the first time since modern records have been kept here at the farm that we plowed dirt in March. There have been many times in March when we plowed snow, but never before have we moved dirt. And the great part is
Our cultivating tractor (the Allis Calmers model G) has been driven these last few years without the benefit of brakes. Have to make farming exciting somehow! Anyway, I finally got around to fixing the brakes the last few days. The brake shoes cost $128 a piece! Must be made by Nike.
Anyway, with the Allis fixed I figured it was time for me to try my hand at computering. The help page on Facebook says I can link my blog to my Facebook notes page (who knew I had a FB notes page?) Then, all I have to do is
Will it grow? Check it out.
They, and by they I mean them, say you should know where your food comes from. This is entirely grammatically incorrect. But that is not why I am writing today. You see I also believe it is important to know from where your food comes. Why? Well, because you can’t always believe everything you hear/read these days. (Er, this is written. Why should we believe this?) Um, sorry, I’m not taking questions at this time.
A recent report by the USDA Inspector General has found the enforcement of USDA National Organic Program regulations to be lacking or worse. As summarized by the
We’ve added three new drop sites for 2010. In chronological order:
Eagan – Mondays
Woodbury – Wednesdays
Hudson – Fridays
Check out the map.
How wonderful is that?
It is that time of year again, March Madness. Time to fill out the brackets, pick the winners, select the upsets. There are office pools, internet contests and people just doing it for fun. And of course there are all the pundits offering their opinions.
So I thought I would join the other pundits and offer my opinion. Realize I am pretty much an expert in this and have been very successful for at least the last nine years or so. Not that I want to toot my own horn but when you’re good you’re good. So without further ado,
Michelle Obama has recently taken a position against misleading claims found on food packaging. “We’re working with the FDA and the food industry to make our food labels more customer-friendly so that parents don’t have to squint at words they can’t even pronounce to figure out which foods are healthy and which ones just claim to be,” Mrs. Obama said Wednesday. “Next week, I’ll be meeting with the food manufacturers, and I’m going to ask them to do their part to improve the quality of food that they provide to us so that we have healthier options to choose from,“
This soup is awesome for early summer as the weather is warming up, and you start thinking that making something hot for dinner is just not the thing to do. The fresh ginger gives it a bit of a kick that makes it very refreshing. It’s also very quick to make. The hardest part is waiting for the carrots to cook long enough that they’re not crunchy anymore. The recipe comes from A Good Day for Soup, by Jeannette Ferrary (Chronicle Books).
4 large carrots – sliced and cooked until tender 1 cup ripe apricots – diced 2 tablespoons