Ovine Appreciation

Sheep have been domesticated and a part of human life and agriculture for something around 10,000 years. The annual sheep herd that grazes in the meadow next door to our place arrived over the weekend. They’ll forage here until December, when they get carted off again by a sheep farmer who places sheep in meadows…

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Locavores and Disruptive Technologies

A recent exchange with woman whisky writer Rachel MacNeill last week about whiskies produced in Austria was based on a misunderstanding. I thought she had been to a tasting of Austrian-produced whiskies, when actually she had been holding a whisky tasting in Austria. The moment between miscommunication and clarification, though, got me thinking that whisky…

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