Tag Archives: Brooklyn

The Mad Rooster Culler

We have some beautiful roosters. Our main man, Tough Guy, is a Black Copper Marans and he, quite literally, rules the roost.  The hens belong to him and he is strut and swagger from crown to talon.  He’s a truly … Continue reading

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The Occasional Farmer

Over the past week or so, I’ve spent more time down at our Brooklyn restaurant than in the past six months combined. We’ve had some really wonderful staffing changes, and I’ve been there to manage the transitions.  Being submerged back … Continue reading

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A Late Autumn Snowstorm, Pig Bits, and Frozen Compost

We got about eight inches of snow the other night.  Sometime around 2:15 a.m., I heard the awful sound of howling wind mixed with what could only have been sleet.  Like the chatter of a Tommy gun in a WWII … Continue reading

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Buying Firewood: A Comedy in Three Parts

You would think buying firewood would be a simple thing to do.  But for us, the learning curve has been tremendous. Since our Brooklyn restaurant has a wood-burning fireplace, we always had firewood delivered.  It would arrive a couple of … Continue reading

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Coming Home

We lived in Brooklyn for 10 years.  For eight of those years, we would take a week’s vacation in Cape Cod at the end of August.  While the week was always wonderful, the return trip home seemed to undo all … Continue reading

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Deer are Beautiful Jerks

I love deer.  They are beautiful and gentle and majestic.  They keep to themselves for the most part.  We always enjoy seeing a group of them grazing in the neighbors’ fields. But only in the neighbors’ fields. Dave came home … Continue reading

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applewood farm Photo Contest! (with Prizes!)

Since we opened applewood restaurant back in 2004, we’ve always featured the work of local photographers on our walls.  We have tried to find photos that showed images of farms and farming, and so far we think we’ve done a … Continue reading

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