Category Archives: Health


Other than being the method by which we find our cellphones, our land line is the way by which Bio-Ag customers reach us by mistake. Bio-Ag customers are decent farming folk; we explain their error and hang up the phone … Continue reading

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Still Processing

A trip to the farmers’ market resulted in: 21 US pints of salsa 9 pounds of chopped Italian tomatoes 26 US pints of passata And 24 cups of ratatouille

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The Cure for Felt Recoil

There is recoil and there is felt recoil. The former is: as a famous Scots engineer said, “You can’t defy the laws of physics!” The latter, on the other hand, is about perception rather than reality; and there is something … Continue reading

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The Garden’s Out

The comment which Ian of mud4fun made here reminded me that I should update this. There isn’t much to say.  The tomatoes were late and came all at once.  The commercial growers were in the same boat.  It was just … Continue reading

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Spiced Fruit Chutney

While the canning equipment was still out from yesterday, I made some spiced fruit chutney.  It is a great accompaniment to cold meat, either on a plate or in a sandwich.  It pairs well with a nice piece of cheddar.  … Continue reading

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The Garden’s In

The garden is planted.  It is the end of May; so the risk of a heavy frost should be gone.  Because of late snow and killing frosts, the onions and leeks did not go in at the optimum time.  I … Continue reading

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Chuck-It Soup

Four days into March and there is still snow on the ground.  The morning groans for soup. Last week, I made beef stock (or broth) out of a meaty bone and some marrowy bones; onion, parsnip, turnip (rutabaga), leek, and … Continue reading

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Hearing Protection from Vitamins?

Disclaimer:  I am not a medical practitioner.  Ask yours about the following to find out if it is suitable for you. Wearing hearing protection when at the rifle range, shooting clays, or at a driven bird shoot is a given.  … Continue reading

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