Pictured here: one of the roosters at TLC Ranch. NOT the one that jumped on Jim Dunlop's leg with his big spur, almost puncturing Jim's boot (and his leg). That rooster was upside-down and being throttled (not to death) within seconds. You can tug on Superman's Cape, you can spit into the wind, you can pull the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger but you don't mess around with Jim.
So this post is about being a food blogger, and doesn't have much to do with farms in particular, so feel free to skip it if it's not your cuppa.
A few weeks ago, there was a storm causing some ripples in the international community of food bloggers. Two, actually. The first was when Food and Wine magazine columnist Pete Wells, wrote an article, "In the Belly of the Blog," ostensibly about food blogs.
I say "ostensibly" because three of the so-called blogs he cited are not actually blogs at all. Saute Wednesday, the Food Section, and Regina Schrambling's ramblings, aka Gastropoda, are more information clearinghouses. This is not a criticism, but merely reality. Wikipedia defines a blog thusly: "A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order." It also says: "Blogs use a conversational style of documentation. Often blogs focus on a particular 'area of interest,' such as Washington, D.C.'s political goings-on. Some blogs discuss personal experiences." I think anyone who reads food blogs can tell the difference between Saute Wednesday and, say, 101 Cookbooks. Heidi always offers an anecdote or a vignette from her life before posting a recipe and a beautiful photograph. This is commonplace among food bloggers.