We began publishing Longleaf Breeze on February 3, 2009, six years ago this week. During those six years Amanda and I have learned much about this adventure we’re living.
I just had a frustrating experience with my whole wheat rolls, so I offer you a cautionary tale.
What do farming and retail have in common? You’ve always got one eye on next season. Yes, it’s cold outside as January comes to an end, but we’re thinking ahead to the vegetables we’ll be planting as the weather warms up.
We love longleaf pines. We love the soothing sound of a gentle breeze rustling through a longleaf stand; we love that they do most of their early growing below ground where it counts; and we love that they live many times longer than other pine trees in the south.
We’ll continue to be glad we heat with wood here at Longleaf Breeze. It’s reliable, it’s cheap, it warms us more deeply than a heat pump ever could, and we just love the aesthetics of it. But – yeah, you knew there was a but coming . . .
We’ve been knowing about this one for nearly a week, so we had plenty of time to prepare. And it delivered all the cold and wind it had promised.
Just as last week’s Christmas Day podcast was a rare one, so this week’s New Year’s podcast falls on the very day.
It’s rare for us to have a podcast on the very day of Christmas. Here’s hoping it’s a wonderful holiday for you, as it is for us.
The Longleaf Breeze Weekly Podcast is taking a break this week. We’ll be back Christmas Eve with a fresh episode. Thanks for your patience!
When my friend Chuck Till posted about vinegar, it reminded us of how much we have used vinegar in just the past few days here on the farm. So we decided to use today’s podcast to think through all the good things vinegar does for us.