Home-Butchering a Pig

Fair warning: This post contains descriptions and images of animal butchery that some readers may find offensive. Reader discretion is advised. Meat. It's delicious. I love it. I don't, however, love how much of the world's meat is managed. Anyone who has seen such programmes as "Food Inc." will understand the impact that intensive farming of animals for meat has on the lives of the animals, the quality of the meat produced and on the environment. This is not the kind of meat I want to eat. ...more

South Jersey pastoral.

The weather at my dad’s has been crummy all week: torrential rain alternating with overcast days so humid I felt as though I were swimming instead of walking. Today the sun came out and the breeze picked up and I had the chance to do something I rarely get to do:Hang laundry outside to dry.I washed sheets, towels and a few pieces of clothing. It was a real pleasure to put these items on the line, where they instantly puffed out in the breeze. I remembered a line from “Midsummer Night’s Dream”:...more

scandinavian cottage

Welcome to my Blog Scandinavian Cottage!http://scandinaviancottage.blogspot.com/  ...more