Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Getting Our Milk Certification

We’re getting ready to sell our milk in our local co-op and also our little downtown store. But first, we had to go through all the state inspections the last few weeks. We passed with flying colors. In fact, when the state inspector walked into our milking “parlor,” he said, “This is the nicest raw milk facility I’ve seen.” (I’m convinced it was the …

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Positive Pledge

Wouldn’t it be fabulous to roll out of bed on the sunny side every day?

Think of it:

Giggles rather than grumbles.

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garden head

Have you ever found yourself trudging up your front steps, arms bulging with groceries, and suddenly pondering …

Just how do those picturesque rural women in faraway countries glide over the open ground with loads every bit as bulky on their heads?

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back from the brink

(From Karen in Southern California.)

Last fall, your son Brian gave me a head of heirloom garlic to plant that he said you are trying to bring back from near extinction, and I wanted to report how it is going here in Southern California. I put the head of garlic in the fridge for a few months because I do not have a yearly chill to the extent that you have in Idaho. Once the days started to get longer (daylight savings time), I planted them …

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Pilgarlic

Hey fantastic farmgals! MBA Jane here. I’m hearing lots of talk about garlic today.

I like garlic. It’s not good to eat when you’re on a date (learned that one the hard way), but it’s pretty delish.

Anyway, speaking of garlic … I remembered a story about my Auntie Anna and Uncle Umberto.

Uncle Umberto was a big, handsome guy. Good intentions … but between you and me, sometimes he was a little late to the party, if you know what I mean …

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