Monthly Archives: January 2012
Yes, golf balls.
What does this have to do with living on a farm?
Well, on some farms perhaps nothing. On our farm, however, hunting for golf balls has become a regular past-time. Continue reading
I love eggnog and yet it’s one of those foods that is so strongly associated with a specific time of year that I rarely drink it unless it’s Christmas. I’ve decided to change this trend. I have decided that I will drink eggnog all year long, or at least whenever there’s a surplus of milk and eggs. So, here’s my recipe. It’s an adaptation of the eggnog recipe in the Joy of Cooking cookbook; a liberal adaptation. I will include a few of the tips from that recipe as well so you can try both and find what you like best. Continue reading
I know, I know, I just read it, but at least I finished the book before the movie came out! If you’re one of the few who has not yet read The Hunger Games I highly recommend this science-fiction novel. … Continue reading
This is one of the questions that we are asked most frequently by our friends and by those interested in getting started. The obvious answer is, we drink it. This, of course, is not what they mean. Typically people want to know if we drink the milk straight from the cow, or what do we do with all that milk?
In response to the first of these sub-questions, no, we don’t drink the milk straight from the cow. Some people do, but I guess we maintain enough of a conventional mindset that we are very careful about filtering and chilling our milk. Continue reading
This two-part recipe is taken directly from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. This is one of my absolute favorite snacks. I don’t actually make them that often, but when I do I literally cannot stop eating them.
I’m looking forward to reading 1)The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson. For those of you who have read the Mistborn Trilogy, this is the fourth installment in the Mistborn series. The first three books are phenomenal and I’m certain this will be as well. For those of you who have not read the series, The Alloy of Law is set three hundred years after the events in the Mistborn Trilogy, so I’m guessing you don’t have to read the first three in order to completely follow the story. You can read more about it and find links to buy the book at http://www.brandonsanderson.com/book/The-Alloy-of-Law and 2) A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge as well as it’s new direct sequel 3) The Children of the Sky. A Fire Upon the Deep was the 1993 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel. Both can be found on amazon and the descriptions sound very cool. It looks like Vernor Vinge recently started a facebook page as well at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vernor-Vinge/43557996047
Has anybody read them? Hopefully I will be able to add them to my book review list soon! Continue reading
“If you listen to your fears you will die never knowing how great you might have been.” ~Robert Schuller “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
It’s an official page! You can click the link to like this page to receive automatic updates and links to my posts. Continue reading