October 20, 2016
cerdanya osseja

Relocation Station

Perched high on a southwest facing slope in the French Pyrenees, overlooking the hamlet of Osseja and the valley of Cerdanya, our journey has reached a […]
October 15, 2016
Cerdanya Pyrenees

Great Elevations and High Expectations

This month we satisfied our wildest fantasies about life on the organic farm. Our crunchy whole food idealism was realized as we herded free-range cattle, gathered […]
October 7, 2016
louis xiv

Stuff That Grandpa Says

When we arrived at the Good Valley Farm in Montaigu last month, we were told to go directly to the potato field, where we waited to […]
October 1, 2016
pont valentre cahors

The Legend of Cahors

Across the south of France, the river Lot forms a natural boundary running east-west for 300 miles and eventually connecting with other rivers to form a […]
September 29, 2016
cleaning hemp seeds

Organic Adventures: Fall Is In The Air

The seasons are changing once again. And in this part of the world, that actually means something. Having spent more than 90 percent of my life […]
September 23, 2016
french pesto

The French Connection

When I left off last time, we were being kindly escorted out of the chateau, with no hard feelings. As we later learned from our friendly […]
September 15, 2016
Cantal Chateau

C’est la vie

It was a September 11th that we will never forget. We had just finished a leisurely stroll across some cattle grazing countryside of the Auvergne, just […]
September 9, 2016

All Roads Lead to France

The attached image displays a reasonably accurate map of our route from Styria (Austria’s southeast wine region) to Cantal (France’s south central cattle grazing and cheese […]
August 27, 2016
Styria Vines

Riesling Revealed

After a month of inhabiting the heart of Styrian wine country, I finally let myself succumb to the temptation. I’d hoped to find wine tasting opportunities […]