Almost-Classic Shepherd’s Pie

Almost-Classic Shepherd’s Pie

It would be pretty hard to write about The Shepherd’s Wife without sharing a recipe for her pie, right? Shepherd’s Pie (aka: cottage pie or pot pie) is a “leftover” dish by tradition. When a farmer’s wife had prepared that large lamb roast on Sunday, Shepherd’s Pie or...
Winter Wellness Begins at Home

Winter Wellness Begins at Home

Don and I are pretty lucky when it comes to colds and flu. We are rarely sick, and when we are, the miserable feelings don’t seem to hang around for long. Of course, Don will tell you that I am a constant nag about the benefits of healthy, organic food, plenty of rest...
Farm Like a Girl

Farm Like a Girl

Blaine Bilyeu is a beautiful, statuesque redhead, with enormous blue eyes and flawless porcelain skin. She could have been in high fashion, but she chose, instead, to be… a pig farmer. Blaine is the owner and steward of Papa’s Pasture, a 122-acre family farm, the home...
“Bee” Careful When You Buy

“Bee” Careful When You Buy

As consumers, our purchases can be powerful tools. We can influence advertisers, change trends and make or break brands. We can also use our buying power to change political policy and the world environment. If we buy responsibly, even if it means putting ethics and...
If You Build It, They Will Come!

If You Build It, They Will Come!

If you read the post Saving Grace, you know that my friend Henry Holt is a pretty special guy doing pretty amazing things to impact his neck of the woods…and what an inspiration, huh? Well, I agree, not everyone can build his or her own prairie. But I’m pretty sure...