Tomatillo’s are one of the many volunteers on our farm
We have a lot of volunteer plants on our farm. Things that the planting guides say can’t thrive in our climate but seem to do quite well. Some start out passing through the digestive tracts of the pigs and getting planted in their warm poops. Others are from seed of those plants or plants we planted. Tomatoes, tomatillos, pumpkins, sunchokes, sunflowers, rape, kale, turnips, beets, broccoli, potatoes and more. I enjoy seeing the volunteers come back year after year. In the fall the pigs graze through those areas, eat the fruits and pass the seeds such that a new generation will come back next year.
But that doesn’t relate to this day’s post title. Mob logistics. I have been getting quite a few phone calls from trucking companies wanting to handle our distribution logistics. I explain we have our own in-house delivery fleet, a stretch limo for pigs, which we drive around Vermont on our delivery route. We don’t hire out, we hire in, in the family. Mob style logistics. It’s all in the family.
Outdoors: 72°F/55°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 70°F/67°F
Daily Spark: A 25 year long-term study finished in 2012 on diet conclusively proved that a caloric restricted diet does not make one life longer life. “We report here that a CR (Caloric Restriction) regimen implemented in young and older age rhesus monkeys at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has not improved survival outcomes.” However, it does make one more miserable. The photos of the starved monkeys looked pathetic next to the controls who got a full diet. Both lived the same lifespans. The full feed monkeys were healthier though, contrary to the dogma of some diet fad-natics. Now think of all those scientists who sincerely believed this research was going to prove their theory and have been starving themselves alongside the monkeys for 25 years. 25 years of watching someone else eat the donuts. 25 years of skimping on the good foods. Within nothing to show for it. So go ahead, punk, eat that desert! –Nature Journal