Here’s the fun thing about a blog – letting it go dormant is as easy as just disappearing into the night with no explanation needed, but suddenly bringing it back from the dead usually requires some sort of mea culpa type “where have I been” post. I’d love to say that I spent the last two-ish years just converting the site to WordPress, and that would only be a little bit untrue.
Without getting into boring (thrilling) personal details let it just suffice to say that my wife and I moved to Vermont about 2 years, started the pastured-meat smallholding of our dreams, and I’ve got a job running food business incubation at a shared-use USDA inspected processing facility. While my day to day life is much less hands-on retail butchery than it had been for the 5 years or so before moving up, I’m much more involved in the start to finish world of livestock agriculture, and high end USDA inspected value added processing. My days are a lot less cutting pork chops for the case, and a lot more doing cost analysis for a charcuterie maker utilizing old world techniques and Vermont raised pork.