Pigs are an exception, since they can be a very dangerous animal to have around children. We raised two pasture pigs several years ago. We made a butcher appointment for them on the same day we found they had killed one of the newborn lambs.
Turning to the grocery stores for pork is not an option. Eating meat from a CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) is not what we consider good nutrition. Fortunately, there is a local farm that raises wonderful pastured pigs called Watermark Farm. We picked our pig up this weekend from Gores Butcher and are delighted. Last night we enjoyed this delightful pork loin cooked in mustard and Esther’s potatoes coated with butter and dill. Beside being a wonderful meal it gave us satisfaction that we supported local families. Additionally it reminded us how much we benefit from their hard labor. We are grateful!
Dr. Mercola reported in his article today that the world’s top-soil will be depleted in 60 years at the rate that commercial agriculture is using it. Please! Support local farms that raise food sustainably!
January is the time when our mailbox fills with gardening catalogs, and it gives me such a surge of hope for Spring. I am not a winter child and view snow and cold suspiciously. Having lived in Brazil, I don’t see much need for the stuff. One of the most inspiring catalogs was from David Austin Roses. We have shown pictures of some of these stunning beauties in our garden. This year, I am going to turn the front fenced yard into another herb garden and intersperse additional roses in these beds. Now for the really good news! They have a generous 25% off coupon code if you order by February 27! It’s:
That’s it. I don’t get a kickback or any revenue, but I do think they have lovely roses. Go to their website for gorgeous pictures that are so heavenly you can almost smell them. Their website is www.davidaustinroses.com