Friday, May 16, 2008

All around the world

Okay so I googled us- Duskwind Farm that is. I was just curious, I am not sure what I wanted to find, but what I found was really kind of exciting. Not sure how many other blogs you visit but sometimes you come across a blog that has all sorts of links to other people's blogs. I am really not sure how you find all these blogs, maybe there is some kind of blog directory or something. Anyway when I googled us I found a link to Musings from a Stonehead. I have been reading it for the past couple weeks or so it is a really great blog- much more professional then ours- but really the greatest part is that they have a link to our blog, and they live in Scotland. I am really not sure how they found us but how wonderful to have a farming friend so far away. Just proves my point that our community is not just where we live anymore.


Stonehead said...

Community is one of the great things about blogging and the internet. While we live just outside a small rural village in Scotland, there are few people here who share many of our ideals and dreams.

But if I go online, I can find many people who have reached similar conclusions or taken similar paths to ours. Best of all, we can all support one another, exchange ideas and approaches, and learn from each other.

I don't usually have time to post comments on other people's blogs, but I do pop in from time to time.

I was reading your post on rhubarb the other day and thinking how lucky we are. We do grow a small amount of domesticated rhubarb of our own, but most of our crop comes from wild rhubarb in the field opposite the house. All we have to do is cut about a third to a half of the plants, leave the rest to grow, and then return for more in the following year. Nature's bounty on our doorstep.

Thanks for the mention.

The Peterson Family said...

How wonderful to have wild rhubard. I just pulled a few stocks today from our plants and made a wonderful rhubarb cake. Our goal is to find more and more food that we can harvest from nature. A few months back I read "The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants" by Samuel Thayer and it has inspired me to look closer to our doorstep. Thanks for the comment, and for checking in on us.