Author Archives: Shelley

Samonella in Eggs

This week a very large outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs Nationwide.  Walmart and other large supermarkets were implicated. Many people got very sick.  The conditions in these large egg farms are deplorable and encourage disease and bacteria to be absorbed … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags

I don’t know about you, but I have been noticing all the plastic bags on the side of the road littering our beautiful landscape.  I try, as I sure you do, to take the reusable bags to the grocery.  I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the Harvest!

I am so excited planning for the vegetables in the field.  It is fun to dream about eating fresh produce straight from the field, canning and preserving the bounty and filling those CSA baskets!  I have some good new exciting … Continue reading

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You are what you eat eats!

Michael Pollan correctly points out that you really need to think about what the animal you are eating, eats. For instance we are feeding Skittles and other candy to the beef cows in this country and this is acceptable. Do … Continue reading

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Canning!!!

I am canning, drying or freezing morning, noon and night. I just can’t let any of the wonderful produce from Gray Family Farm not be preserved for the rest of the year. If I never see another tomato, it will … Continue reading

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Birthday Eve

Ahhh, another birthday coming. I love the birthday season as I call it. You need to celebrate 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after. I certainly make a habit of celebrating! This year is so different than the snowy Winter … Continue reading

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I hate Stinkbugs!

I have learned a lot about our little friends that look a shield with legs.  Kind of dinosaur-like.  It seems like they have come from Allentown, PA.  What is it about Allentown that would be a source for these bugs?  … Continue reading

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Fresh Chicken

We now are selling fresh chicken at the farmstand and it is so hard to explain to people the difference between chicken raisded in a beautiful pasture and chicken raised in the traditional chicken house with light of day.  One … Continue reading

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Broadway here I come! off to the Drama Leauge Awards!

Here in NYC for the Drama League Awards, more to come.

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Solar Dryer

Hanging laundry outside is so rewarding. Not only do your clothes smell fabulous but it allows for wonderful bird watching. It is a peaceful and methodical job almost puts you in a meditative state. As I hang each article of … Continue reading

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