A few weeks ago, I was tasked with typing instructions for planting seed potatoes.  When I reached the part of the instructions regarding new potatoes, my mind instantly went to one of my Mother's favorite spring-themed side dishes 'New Potatoes with Peas in Cream Sauce'.  With spring now in full swing and the thought of

I really like cleaning grains by hand.  Both the satisfying ruckus raised by the clanging of threshing chains against the sides of a five gallon bucket, and the meditative process of screening and winnowing away the chaff, as people have done for millennia.  The Bere barley I’m cleaning this morning is possibly the oldest grain

As spring approaches and things begin to warm up, it’s easy for any farmer or gardener to yearn for clear skies to stimulate some of the first real growth of the season. However, it is important to realize that despite recent rainfall much of the United States will be facing another drought year. But don’t