Blog – A View From the Country

Freedom and Risk

In recent years, freedom has become a divisive term in this country. Increasingly, it’s your freedom against my freedom. Sort of like your truth and my truth. Have we forgotten that both truth and freedom are more than just words to be tossed about in whatever sense we wish them to be? I’m concerned that we’ve come to a warped… Read More

Beating the Baby Food Crisis

With headlines screaming of a shortage in baby formula, I can’t resist weighing in. I know this is one of the highly politicized stories of the day, but I’ll try to stay out of the political “weeds” surrounding this topic. Stick with me to the end and I’ll share a few resources. As always, there’s a high probability of there… Read More

Concerning Food Shortages

At this point you’ve probably been exposed to the circulating speculation regarding food shortages. This is concerning, especially given it could come on something of a global scale. But as always, I’m inclined to take a rational view of potential crises (I’ve been accused of being lackadaisical in my responses to intense situations). First and foremost, the driver of a… Read More

How Avian Flu Affects Us (Or Not)

You may not have heard, but avian influenza is once again running rampant through the nation’s poultry flocks, resulting in the extermination of over 28 million laying hens and turkeys. And of course, the media weighs in on the rise in egg and chicken prices and to parrot the mainstream narrative. Avian influenza has made its rounds in several areas… Read More

How to Change the Food Culture

For the past several years, multi-national corporations have corrupted the once-local food sector with cheap unhealthy ingredients and mass-production of highly processed fare. Once upon a time this was only true in the conventional food arena, but as always, much wants more. As the organic sector garnered attention, the food giants of the world eyed it as a new frontier,… Read More

Fear Not

Reading or listening to the news these days is to tune in to a litany of uncertainties. From the inability to buy certain products to rising costs of necessities to potential food shortages to nasty division/hate. Truth is, “the news” seems to relish crisis, be it Covid, shortages of essentials, or war in Ukraine. Although I’ve already touched on some… Read More

The Importance of Water

Most of us share a common problem. That is, we don’t drink enough water. If you’re like me, you simply forget to drink water, especially when you’re busy. I’ve joked that my thirst mechanism doesn’t work, but all jokes aside, in recent years I’ve learned that’s actually true. If you lose the habit of not drinking regularly you become sub-clinically… Read More

6 Tips to Saving Money on Quality Foods

The first subject on my mind this morning is the sad matter of a price increase. Due to rising costs of packaging—largely driven by a hike in transportation costs—we’re forced to raise the price of our dairy as well as some meat cuts. Milk jug costs have risen sharply in the last few months, and although we’ve absorbed it as… Read More

How Grass-fed Meat Feeds You Optimally

In keeping with our promise last week, this post will delve into the nutrition side of grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef. First, I’ll go into the common science-based points such as omega fatty acids and CLA, and then we’ll visit the less known aspects. Here goes: Omega Fatty Acids- Although it’s now almost common knowledge among educated consumers that grass-fed meat… Read More