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  • Slow cook and savor rabbit

    Slow cook and savor rabbit

    Since raising rabbits is an important part of our organic farm plan for building the soil, rabbit is quite often on the menu at our house. This year we had a good harvest, 43 fryers, which we smoke, freeze or make in sausage.  Rabbit meat is quite tasty, very similar to chicken.  It does dry

  • In disguise

    In disguise

    It’s nearly Halloween, that magical time of year when little boys can be pirates and cowboys and little girls can become cheerleaders and queens of the realm. T. J. Maxx had purple velvet Queen dresses, complete with hoop and tulle, for $29.99. Those also came in a burgundy with a gold scepter for “knighting” the

  • Warm glow

    Warm glow

    Benevolent and mild though the fall has been, winter is on its way. With that in mind, we spent last weekend wrassling with storm windows, pouncing on drafts, squishing Moretite into cracks and installing sweeps at the bottom of doors to close the gaps. While considering the utility of a space heater upstairs or maybe

  • Sock it to ’em

    Sock it to ’em

    We are nearly out of socks. We have perhaps three pairs between us and our middle-school child. None match. We blame the Labrador, who we’re sure eats socks when we’re not looking. We blame our chickens, who we suspect have snatched socks from the clothesline to fashion tiny scarves and hats for winter. But, it’s

  • The votes are in

    The votes are in

    Did you have, like, a gazillion fruit flies this summer? We sure did. Had to take out the compost three times a day. Finally stowed the fruit bowl in a cupboard. Little brats even came in for a landing in our wine glass a few times. Eww. Speaking of wine: from the start, we were