Author Archives: Steve


Many have already heard this short but significant (to us, anyway) story, but there are some who haven’t that may enjoy hearing it as much as I have enjoyed telling it… On the morning of the storm the tractor would not start.  It … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Work

Everybody, without exception, does chores on the farm.  One of the Retrievers’ chores is to take the kids for a walk every day.  They’re pretty good natured about it, unlike our dishwashers and garbage-taker-outers. The one thing that we’ve discovered over … Continue reading

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Early Soupy

Without knowing it at the time, some of the soppresata that we made was smaller than it should have been.  Apparently it is not customary to use pig casings; most soupy makers use cow casings which make a much larger link.  I wonder just … Continue reading

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Or “soupy” for short, if you don’t know, is a type of italian salami.  You can buy it in some stores, but you have not experienced soupy as it was meant to be unless you are are from an old Italian family who knows the … Continue reading

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Country Road

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Finished Product

A few people have asked, so this is what pastured chicken looks like at the final phase of processing.  Yummm…..

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Mending Fences

They say that good fences make good neighbors.  I’m not sure about that when it comes to people, but it is certainly true when it comes to animals, especially when you just happen to have one of the most respected organic gardeners … Continue reading

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Clearing Land

Many years ago, I’m not sure how many, our little property, like most property in New England, was a farm.  The evidence still exists in the form of many old, deteriorated, and sometimes buried stone walls which separated pastures, a few very old fence posts, … Continue reading

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Cowboy Candy

I found a recipe for Candied Jalapenos and had to try it.  Now I haven’t “tried” it, as in, Eaten it… yet… but I CAN’T wait!! Cut up 3 lbs of Jalapenos… please use gloves and protective eye wear (someday … Continue reading

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