Thursday, December 4, 2014

Settling into the Long Dark Season

Fire crackles in the stove.
Gray cold light filters through the window.
Wool sweater chafes a bit around the neck.
A few green sprigs of cold hardy weeds push past the dead bits of the summer garden missed in the fall clean-up.
The Long Dark is coming. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I've become irrelevant...

Recently I was told that blogs are dead.  May be true in my case.  I have things to say, but cant seem to find the time to post.  Tried Facebook.  Cant seem to format what I want to say into a catchy "happening".  And Twitter???  no way.  I need to be able to give the truth SCOPE...  words...  meanings that even I am unaware of.  I need space and time.  So (my few remaining friends say) write a book.  But I cant.  Too much box in a book.  Look what it did to Buddha (you can still buy Buddha in a box at lots of used bookstores...)  How can I compete with that???

So,  here I am, on the edge of 50.  Wondering what life is about.  Not the grand meanings... there are plenty of "answers" for that.  All you have to do is choose your story.  No, I'm struggling at an individual level.  (Ok, now I hear you saying this has turned into a therapy blog... I'm out.  But that's not what I mean.)  I see the world differently.  For me the base story has changed, and that effects my story, and how I connect with everything, and everybody around me.   but just telling my story wont get you there.  So, how do I develop/find community

FYI... I haven't gone all woo-woo on you.  The pigs in the last post are now in the freezer (except for the pork chop on my plate interrupting my writing.  We are planning to raise another 100 chickens and 4 more pigs.  I haven't got all (or any) answers.  But I know that tweeking the system will not work.  Neither will buying into big brothers mind-speak.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May already and the garden isn't planted yet.

Spring has been slow this year.  It's been cold and wet.  The only thing that seems to be thriving at the Roost is the grass (and its too wet to cut, so it is getting out of control.)

New here are pigs.  We got two 80 pounders from some friends.  They have quickly adjusted from their confinement pig life to our freer pasture pig approach.  They love rooting around in the dirt, rolling in the mud, and chasing the chickens that happen to wander into their space.  They seem to be a good fit right now.  We'll see if we feel the same in a few months when they are big, toothy, 250 pounders and we need to get them into the truck.  Should be fun.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

next batch of meat chickens is here.

This is what they look like today.

In a few weeks they will look like this.
Then they will look like this!  Yum!

If you want some check out our CSA option at Local Harvest.


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