BBQ Tour Synopsis Part 5

The last leg of the journey was somewhat strange.  We ran into a few unforeseen obstacles that slowed us down. It took us nearly half our morning to get from North Carolina to South Carolina.  As we drove through the cotton fields, the thought of bbq became even sweeter. But as we passed through Hemingway,... Continue Reading →

BBQ Tour Synopsis Part 4

We had quite a journey still ahead of us to get to Memphis.  And after a quick breakfast we hopped in the car to head to the city.   Once we hit Memphis, Mom and I stopped at the original location of Central BBQ.  Upon pulling into the parking lot we were overcome with heavy... Continue Reading →

BBQ Tour Synopsis Part 3

Day 3 of the barbecue tour was surprising.  We started off the morning in New Albany, Indiana.  This town is just outside St. Louis and offered us a cheaper place to stay while still being close to the city.  On a whim, we decided to stop in one of the locations on the list that... Continue Reading →

BBQ Tour Synopsis Part 2

Our first day of the BBQ tour ended below expectations.  Nevertheless my mother and I were excited to get on with the next part of the trip. Based on local recommendations, we started off our day by trying out Joe Kansas.  Joe Kansas is known for the Z-man sandwich.  Additionally, they also serve burnt ends... Continue Reading →

BBQ Tour Synopsis Part 1

What started as just a crazy idea - a bbq tour -  unfolded into an epic adventure.  We highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to get a glimpse into a major portion of the American Cuisine. Our first stop on the bbq tour was into Kansas city.  We started by sampling BBQ from Jack... Continue Reading →

Week 32: Final Reflections

This is the end of one journey but the beginning of another.  My time here at the farm has felt brief but as I consider my final reflections the experience seems profound. The nature of Pepperfield effortlessly introduced me to a new collection of connections.  As a result, I met local producers, food and hospitality... Continue Reading →

Week 31: The Penultimate week at Pepperfield

If you missed out on our recent update about some of our future developments, we encourage you to check it out here.  As I began to realize that this was my penultimate week at the farm, the whole experience I shared with the people and nature seems almost surreal. Monday started with an early trip... Continue Reading →

Week 30: My Thoughts About Fall and More

Some people love fall; I do not.  The changes of the seasons might bring cheer to some but for me it's rather undesirable.   Monday I put on my lumberjack gear to continue cutting wood.  As I worked away stacking and hauling wood for next year I began to reflect.  Observing my surroundings, I found... Continue Reading →

Week 29: Fall Clean-Up and Firewood

his last week has been full of outside work.  We have been stockpiling firewood in preparation for winter. The week started slow with some outside clean-up.  I spent my Monday working in the back pulling out dead plants and taking down fences.  I started by pulling out melons and eggplants.  Then I turned my attention... Continue Reading →

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