Wood Family Farm

Full Moon Feast review
April 18, 2011, 9:14 pm
Filed under: 2011, April

Just finished reading Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice. I found the reading entertaining and interesting. The recipes appear quite doable and tasty. I would classify this book as a companion reader to Nourishing Traditions.

One quote by the author struck home with me. “. . part of what makes cooking so fun for me is that I have the basic skills necessary to come home, look in the fridge, and cook something off the top of my head that I will find delicious and nourishing. I certainly read lots of recipes, but I very rarely (if ever) follow one exactly. It takes the creativity away.” (p. 247)

When I read this portion,  I laughed to myself. No wonder I enjoyed the book. A perfect description of my own approach to cooking!

Prentice weaves her own experiences with food and cooking, her theology and philosophy, and anthropology throughout the book. Some points you may enjoy or agree with and other portions of the book you may not. Either way, the recipes are worth trying.


Outdoor Market Starts April 16
April 13, 2011, 10:56 am
Filed under: 2011, April

The Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets begin April 16 at 9:00. We will be vendors at both markets at our usual location. See our “Current Inventory” page for our meat selections. You can order by Friday noon and we will¬† have your order ready and waiting for you at market.

Looking forward to serving you another year.

Not at market April 9
April 7, 2011, 9:09 am
Filed under: 2011, April

We will NOT be at the Indoor Market, Saturday, April 9.

We WILL be at the first outdoor market in both Corvallis and Albany, Saturday, April 16. See you then!

Where is Spring?
April 4, 2011, 10:36 pm
Filed under: 2011, April

Just where is Spring? I keep thinking I need to start my seeds for my garden, but, honestly, I just can’t create the ambition when the weather is so cool!

We started turning our calves out in the pastures this past week. We are raising 21 calves this year–a bumper crop! We hope to sell a few when they are weaned. The others will be raised and sold for meat. We will raise them for about 18-24 months.

Our daughter is the main caretaker of the calves. She braids halters for them and trains them to lead. She has done a terrific job raising the calves.