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food revolution – jamie oliver

I used to really enjoy watching Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef program on the Food Network.  I loved his casual style to producing wonderful meals with very simple preparation of good ingredients. I have a few of his cookbooks. I have … Continue reading

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converging thoughts – conclusion

And now for the “so what do I want to do with these thoughts”. I have a farm and I have resources.  I may not have time for a full time second job, but I think I have an idea … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #2

Ok, let me cut immediately to the chase, the premium/boutique products that I am imagining selling to the 1% ers are food and drink based. The first company that I started was funded by a media company and the main … Continue reading

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honey!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had ordered the Introductory Honey Extraction Kit from Brushy Mountain Bee Supplies. The extractor (think centrifuge) can hold two deep frames or 4 medium/shallow frames. There is a frame uncapping station, a uncapping knife and … Continue reading

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bees 2009

My Mom’s cousin was an engineer at Western Electric.  Upon retirement he took up gardening on a grand scale and sold produce through the farmer’s market in Winston-Salem.  He has now retired from gardening on that scale, but still grows … Continue reading

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a fenced garden area

Having been inspired by Animal, Miracle, Vegetable, the first priority I thought we should tackle was a garden, once we were established in a furnished farm house. My wife was still very overwhelmed with the thought of taking on more … Continue reading

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furnishing the farm

We closed on the farm in May of 2008.  The sellers rented back from us through July as they got themselves ready to move.  The house was empty; the wife wanted to re-paint. We had never spent much time shopping … Continue reading

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why a farm?

Some decisions take awhile to form and many factors can influence the final outcome. Purchasing the farm was certainly one of these and it is worth sharing some of the journey there. We moved to North Carolina to be close … Continue reading

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è tutta una questione di prospettiva – a matter of perspective

I have been lucky to be employed in the high tech industry for over 30 years.  Like all careers, there are very stressful times.  I have found reading to be a good outlet, a chance for escape.  For many years … Continue reading

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