A feasting “foodie” Feasting Foodies or The Saga of the Organic Hay It started like this: We got a notice from our certifier Demeter that an herbicide used in hayfields to control weeds was not breaking down through composting and was stopping the germination of seeds. We were… Read more »
Early November Report Sunlight pale as lemon juice, goats content to sleep in. We build fires, light candles, wear sweaters, clean leaves and dirt out of ditches, anticipate storms.
Autumn Special! Grace your fall table with the memory of summer fields of lavender! Biodynamic Organic Harvest Bouquet. $24.99 includes shipping! Certified: Biodynamic by Demeter Organic by Stellar County Organic Registration 28-0060.
A blog you may be interested in. Yesterday my book, Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation, received another great review on Sacred Medicine Roots. That is one good reason to check out this blog site! But there are other reasons as well! As you scroll down, you will see blogs on food politics, information important to… Read more »
Last night’s rain fall: 1.0 inches. Rain!! We got 1.4 inches of rain in the last two days, an inch last night, a short dry season. In our Mediterranean climate we usually have 6-7 dry months. This year we recorded 2.5 inches in June, the last rain bringing 0.6 inches on June 29. That makes 3… Read more »
Goats watching pickers in vines (small white specks!) Harvest Crisis!! Donald says that this always happens: a crisis in harvest! You need to get the grapes out quickly: the winemaker wants them up by noon. Ramon gets a call at 5:00 am from the foreman of the crew…. Read more »
Petunia and Boey awaiting walk. Home After a Week Away Home after a week away: The carrots finally sprouted, the cauliflower doubled in size, and the goats danced sideways down the road on the morning walk. The grapes brix: 20, some, 22: not time yet, but across… Read more »
Smoky Talks Book Review of Snakes, by Patricia Damery The following interview of Patricia Damery by Smoky Zeidel is a posting from Smoky Talks Authors. It was my pleasure to have the chance to talk with author Patricia Damery, whose novel, Snakes, is one of my favorite books of the year. (You can read my… Read more »
Using Biodynamic Organic Lavender Essential Oil and Hydrosol Distilling lavender brings many gifts. When you distill, you get the essence of that plant’s healing properties: the constituents. For lavender, that includes constituents that balance the nervous system. If you need to relax and go to sleep, lavender helps. If you are lethargic, lavender acts as… Read more »