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The 2020 Meat Shortage: Full Barns and Empty Coolers

The 2020 Meat Shortage: Full Barns and Empty Coolers

Empty meat cases have become the glaring regularity in grocery stores across the US.  In the land of plenty, how does a meat shortage happen?  And, how to buy local and keep your freezer full. A quick heads up in regards to terminology.  I will be using...
Did You Know Facts About Food: Holiday Candy

Did You Know Facts About Food: Holiday Candy

It’s the end of February.  Kitchen cupboards everywhere contain discarded Valentine’s Day bags of overfished-sugar sadness.  I paw through the empty wrappers to find a bite-size Snickers.  Alas, it’s finally time to admit all good candy is gone....
How does not eating meat help the environment?

How does not eating meat help the environment?

A few weeks ago, the Golden Globes went meatless in an attempt to combat climate change.  Not surprisingly the Oscars soon followed suit. Sorta, they had a few sustainably raised meat options.  Many folks on the internet have asked “How does not eating meat help...
The Importance of Family Farming

The Importance of Family Farming

We are the 1%.  No, not the billionaires or the millionaires but the number of families who make their living through family farming.  Why talk about the importance of family farming?  In the world of unlimited communication opportunities,...
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Part II 4:00pm Welcome back to “A Day in the Life: Part II!” Are you thinking “Wait!  What happened between the hours of 12-4pm?  What sort of shinanigans goes on during that time?”  Well, to be completely honest, the hours of the afternoon are pretty much...
Raising Kids in the Country

Raising Kids in the Country

The opportunity to see home through the eyes of another is a rare gift.  A few months ago, a local photographer chose Mud Creek Farms for a documentary style shoot on a random Saturday for a photography class.  The experience was the antithesis of most things...