Very thrilled to announce that Publisher’s Weekly has called me a “country mouse”… & some other details, surrounding this announcement.
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I was thrilled to join a recent segment on HuffPost Live as a panelist discussing how to deal at work when your personal life is, well, in shambles. Thanks to the crew over at HuffPost for having me on – and here’s to balancing it all!
Check it out here.
I cook with whole grains almost every day; from soft wheat berries to barley and oats, I love the chewy texture and roasty, nutty flavor that they impart. I don’t usually play favorites, but I’ll let you in on a secret: I like buckwheat groats best. With a toothsome bite and beautiful shape (they look [read more ...]
I made this recently for a friend who is decidedly not a foodie (though I do hear there’s a great mango chicken recipe in his repertoire.) I’m a big fan of pasta dishes that are light and bright while making good use of seasonal ingredients. With minimal prep time and no too-far-flung ingredients, this seemed to [read more ...]
Tim, Me, Duke, Bear.Photo by Anthony Aquino of Anthony Aquino Photography
It’s a good thing that everyone here has a decent sense of humor: when we woke up on Tuesday morning to a blanket of snow and winds whipping across the Western-most fields, it took all we had to drag ourselves out of bed, tie up our scarves and zip up our insulated overalls. Again. Each [read more ...]
Want to hear a funny joke? … It’s the first day of spring.
Yesterday afternoon, at about 4 o’clock, the entire farm was doused in a splash of grey-white. As snow pelted us sideways, I could barely see out to pig island from the front yard.
A handful of our broiler chicks have died, despite the heat lamp [read more ...]
I guess I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a farmer – or at least the kind of farmers we are at Greyrock. The media, history lessons and conventional wisdom do a good job of portraying farmers as heroes of big agriculture, those who singlehandedly feed millions with their tractors, chemicals [read more ...]
A hearty hello from Cleveland, Ohio! Tim and I are on the last leg of our journey, posting up in a coffee shop to return emails and assimilate back into the “real world” before returning to the farm this evening.
It’s been quite a week away from Greyrock; plenty of friends, wine, coffee, wine, cappuccinos, games, [read more ...]
I wanted to begin this week’s newsletter by saying “What a week!” but upon further consideration, realized that it’s actually only Tuesday. But between the steer slaughtering, the electric fence troubleshooting, the 40-dozen egg washing, the pork chop-cooking, the cow milking and glass washing, the distribution preparing and the broiler chicken planning, it feels like [read more ...]