Friday, July 12, 2013
I've been over the moon this past week, after reconnecting with my great aunt last weekend. (Hi Aunt Bettie!) You'll have to trust me on this for now but she is the coolest almost a centenarian you could ever hope to meet.
Our two white Chantecler chicks, picked up this spring at a poultry swap have never really grown. We're not really crazy about having yet another set of bantams in the Rural Roost but have them we do.
We also have a new layer in the Roost who's been producing white eggs. The Artist keeps asking me who it could be. My answer? One of our hens. What? I'm at work all day, and it's not me!
It's was a sad day over at From my Front Porch in the Mountains, where the stallion, Cadence, the oldest member of the barn passed away Wednesday evening. I can't think that any horse had a better life than he did. Only a few horses in this world have been so lucky to have a human mom like Misha.
I just finished reading Ben Hardwick's The Town that Food Saved tonight. I'm pretty sure it sat on my shelf months ago, while something more interesting at the time held me captive, and was then returned to the library. Somehow, I discovered it again and, luckily, this time there were no other distractions. It's a look at how a small group in a small community struggles to define itself through a redefined model of agriculture, during a difficult financial period throughout the world. It doesn't offer all the answers but it asks enough questions that every place, and undoubtedly every consumer should ponder. I'll leave you with just one tidbit of food for thought from the book, 'To engage in a local food system is to assume a level of responsibility for the very thing that keeps you alive.'
Eat well friends!
Random 5 Friday ~ From the Farm
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