Summer Work is Winter Food
I was thrilled to learn that Saveur.com has included both Farmgirl Fare and In My Kitchen Garden on its list of Sites We Love. I've been reading Saveur magazine, which focuses on exploring the world of authentic food, since the very first issue came out, so this is an especially nice honor for me. And of course I love that the cover of the current issue says 'Why Lamb Rules' in big bold letters! (Through September, both new and renewal Saveur subscriptions are only $14.95 at amazon.com.)
Readers often ask me if we eat the any of the grass-fed lambs we raise, and the answer is yes. Not only is the all natural meat incredibly delicious, but I also love knowing that the animals who become my food lived happy, healthy, stress-free (and dare I say spoiled?) lives. You'll find several of my favorite lamb recipes here.
One of these days I really will get around to writing up that Frequently Asked Farmgirl Questions page, but in the meantime, Amy Thompson asked me all sorts of questions during this interview for her wonderful MamaViews series on Progressive Pioneer. (Technically I'm not a mother, but I suppose that raising dozens of animals grants me honorary mama status. And of course there's my baby Cary.) The interview even includes a couple of photos you've never seen before: Amy, one of my favorite ewes, with her newborn triplets in 2007, and me with the donkeys out in the front field.
Reading Amy's What is a Progressive Pioneer? essay brought tears to my eyes, and I'm very proud to be one. I think many of you will really enjoy her lovely site, where she writes about everything from urban chicken farming and unschooling to bee keeping and natural family living.
Are you a progressive pioneer? In what way?
© Copyright 2009 FarmgirlFare.com, the windows have been closed for the first time in months foodie farm blog where you know I love autumn, but after all these years in Missouri, the first 40 degree night (that would be tonight) still comes as a surprise. Thanks to the miracle of online weather forecasts, though, all the tomato, tomatillo, and basil plants in the garden have been safely (I hope!) swaddled up in old bedsheets and are ready to face the oncoming chill. Bring on the quilts and polarfleece!