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December 18, 2021
Home Improvement Outside Your Home!

What do we consider when we think of home improvement? Interior decor? New furniture and curtains? Repair plumbing? Amidst this chaos, we often forget that home also includes the area around the house. No matter what you upgrade inside, the surroundings and front look are always the first to make an immediate impression. Did you […]

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August 30, 2018
Foraging Chaga

Last week I went foraging for chaga with my friends Cameron and Janie, in a a forest on the property of a friend of theirs in southwest Virginia. Birch trees tend to grow well here in the higher elevations, and Chaga is most commonly found on birch. Chaga is a medicinal “mushroom” that seems to […]

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August 28, 2018
Slaughter Day + 1: Part 3, Butchering Pigs

Where we left off in my previous post on processing pigs, the pigs had been eviscerated and split and were hanging to cool overnight. This post will describe the process of butchering a pig: taking it from a side or half down to what we know of as retail cuts, i.e., pork chops, spare ribs, […]

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