Saturday, February 19, 2011

February 19th 2011

What a day. Lots of stuff happening and for starters it was Judy's Birthday! We won't tell the count but if her Mother's card means anything she is still in her 30's. I'd suggest that today's weather was appropriate for her B-day. Sunny and 50 degrees but with a VERY blustery wind at 40-60 mph! Here's Judy having a good day on the farm...

Next in the same day was the memorial service for our dear friend Susan Comfort. Susan moved on to new territory last week after a premature illness with Alzheimer's Disease. We had many connections with Susan starting with her teaching both Nathan and Erin at Kent School, then our neighbor with an 'always welcome mat' when we lived on Birch Run Road, the wife of my biking buddy Rob Comfort, and the person always ready to join Judy and me for dinner and great conversation. Most notable was about 10 years ago just after Susan had the great idea to name our farm, St. Brigid's Farm she hosted a dinner at her house. Everyone had a placecard at their seat. Here is Judy's placecard by Susan Adams Comfort, 2 November 1946 - 11 February 2011.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

On the last Sunday in January, about 100 foodies gathered at Unity Landscape’s new digs to sample burgers from four local farms. Bill Schindler grilled sliders and sweet potatoes while Tara Holste and Andy Goddard, the organizers, served spinach and sweet potato salads, cheese, and bread. 16 Mile Beer and Casinelli wine were on hand to add to the festivities. While there were no winners in the tasting, our sliders were distinctly different. Jersey beef is known for its juiciness, tenderness and marbling and the SBF sliders glistened on the platter. Dr. Schindler noted that our burger, which is grass finished, was the reddest in color. The event was sold out. Good to see that the local food movement is alive and well and being helped along with enthusiasm by Tara and Andy.