Julie Grieve

To her this was simply a barbaric act of treason akin to slouching at her table, turning down her offer of seconds or – if as designated barman – you allowed her glass to stand empty for a brief second. In the event of this calamity occurring, she would become...

Our Ducks Ain’t Fat!

It all started sneakily enough. A number of unmarked vehicles showed up, and some engineering-type people began unloading equipment. “Nothing to worry about” was the news the ducks got from their sentries. The engineering-types then started setting up their equipment...

Fast Forward To Slow Food

I don’t wish to sound fanatical as this is not about right or wrong, but rather about choice. We have the choice as to what role we wish food to play in our lives. For a working mom the instant meal is a time saver. For the mom who hasn’t stood on a chair next to the...

A Rose By Any Other Name…

Q: What does it mean to be certified organic? A: I have written quite a lot on our natural, Bio-LOGIC methods of farming. While we follow this approach as part of the whole philosophy of Avondale, some markets expect us to have our processes verified through external...

100 Ducks A Day Keep The Snails Away

After 45 days, the Duck-Wagter turns marine instructor on the brace and transforms them into the most efficient snail-killing machine known to man. Their training begins with getting them to walk-up the ramp of the duckmobile. Like potty training this has its humorous...
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