Since I am still laid up with bronchitis, no farm visits for me this week. So today: tidbits from all over.
FARMER CAL SOCHACKI NEEDS ABLE HANDS ON HIS FARM
Remember Haddock's post about The Farmer's Hands? And his subsequent request for me to put out a short mention that the farmer who will be healing from his surgery over the next six months, has a position available on his farm? Here is more information about that:
This is a temporary position (6-12 months) beginning in December 2006. Located in Jackson State Forest in rural Mendocino County, 10 miles east of the coast, Old Mill Farm is an off-grid small family farm. Diversified production includes pastured pigs, 25 sheep, a year-round market garden, and a one-acre vineyard. We are seeking a replacement farm manager to begin as soon as possible, who will work closely with the business manager and garden manager, and have primary responsibility for the maintenance of all farm infrastructures and animal husbandry. Housing, partial board and salary provided.
You can download the rest of the details in this 56K PDF: OldMillFarm.pdf.
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Pictured here: the hulls of beans in a compost heap. Even stuff like that is pretty to me.
PIMP MY POTATO
If you remember the flap about the ridiculous “Healthy Mr. Potato Head” and the ad agency that tried to persuade me to post an endorsement of such crap, you can imagine that I snorted when I saw this photo of the Swarovski crystals glue-gunned to Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Nice thug, huh?
Farmer Linda Butler is crazy about growing peppers. So I was going to send her to the NPR website to read about the delicious concoction called Ajvar—including a recipe—but thought some of you would like it, too. (I buy the stuff, hot and mild, from a local purveyor of imported gourmet goods. He also sells at the Watsonville farmers market on Fridays, if you go there.)
Read about Ajvar at NPR.
LINKS TO TASTY READING
I am newly subscribed to some well-written blogs. (I confess that, during the summer, I whittled my subscriptions down to about 150. But I'm picking up new ones again.)
• Sauté: he lives in Austin, Texas, and he is funny. How often do we read the words "Gomer’s smegma” in conjunction with each other? I ask you. (Matt Armandariz, you are going to love that post.)
• The Wednesday Chef: one of the only food bloggers participating in NaBloPoMo, and doing a beautiful job.
• Seasonal Cook: read the excellent posts “The France Story, or, Why My Life Isn't Like Peter Mayle's”: Part I and Part II.
I may have more later, but that's all for now. One more post due tomorrow to successfully complete the challenge for blogging every single day in November. I hope I am well enough to get out.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Love and a cough cannot be hid.” — George Herbert
Thanks for visiting.