Driving the old truck bouncing back to the house, I was trying to figure out what the hell happened, severity, and how was I going to get help. I had a series of irrational thoughts and shame. I didn’t want anyone to know. The chatter began: “Who does she think she is?Read More
I learned quickly that there’s never enough money to fix a dilapidated old 1890s farmhouse and outbuildings without some nod to the way farmers used to do things. Whitewash is considered a poor man’s paint; however, this ancient and rich traditional method is full of wisdom and respect for our environment.
We're really excited to have had one of our hogs selected for this year's prestigious Cochon 555 competition in Chicago!
If you love a good cause and want to attend one of the the country’s most talked about culinary events, then clear your weekend calendar when Cochon555 returns to Chicago on April 8, 2018 at the incredible Hilton Chicago Hotel. Imagine an elaborate 30-course, stand-up, super sustainable dinner featuring amazing beverages where you get to help us pick the best bite from some of the best local chefs.Read More
Our newsletter set the stage for "how" we ended up in Louisiana for our Acadiana food and culture immersion. Biggest bow of gratitude to Chris 'Mac' and Kelly Mckenzie of Mac's Local for the invite, arranging logistics and allowing us to tag along for this adventure. When talking to Mac about the Boucherie, you can rely on his quote handed down from Toby: "It's not only about the pig, it's about people - community." We are keepers of the stories for our people, passing on traditions; carrying a culture that is true to our soul being, dare I say stored in our cell memory. I had said in our newsletter, "We are always singing over bones, using our soul's voice to tell stories..." that's probably why we were enamored with the culture around the Boucherie. And from first-hand experience, I can tell you that's absolutely what it's about.Read More
Like an old friend winter comes. Curled up in flannel sheets tucked tight under the feather bed comforter with my wool blanket pulled up to my nose is where I would like to stay for most of a Missouri winter. Hibernation.Read More
My mama is the guest blogger again this month, it's been too much fun to dig through the cedar chest and find old newspaper articles, newsletters, and pictures from the early days of farm life. Knowing life is not linear, all of this "looking back" feels more than reminiscent but a guide to cherish the present. Because, as we know, it's all we have. We wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. - AmyRead More
During the holiday season, our biggest wish as a family was that time would stand still. We wanted to savor every minute, especially when children were grown and visits were hinging on airline schedules or hours of drive time. I always cleaned and cooked and prayed that we could all be together safe and sound, the same prayer my mom said when we were heading home in those early years. It was when we were all gathered at the table in the first moment we were all together that my husband would pronounce year after year, “I wish time could stand still.”Read More
Here at Meadowlark, any excuse to get the family together and go big is a great one. That's particularly true on Thanksgiving. So we've brought our family together with everydaygoodlife co. and our friends at Wenwood Farm Winery, Chef Alex Giger, and Cool Cow Creamery to offer up some holiday bundles for pick up at Wenwood Farm during our Thankful for Food and Wine two-day event on November 18th and 19th.Read More
It was, and still is, a food-centric and health conscious environment I grew up in on Hog Trough Road. No kidding, that's the name of the county road my sister, brother, and I called home. It wasn't the home of any pigs during our formative years, but in the eras past it had been.Read More