Sunday, May 11, 2014

Flehmen Response

Val checks out the baby while dad Fergus does his Elvis impression.

That lip curl is called the Flehmen Response and allows the bull to better detect the hormones from the heifer or cow and whether or not she is in heat 'n such. It's also used for other inter-herd communication. Sooo many ways to figure out what's going on! 

#flehming #calf

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Michael Pollan comes to Pittsburgh for a conversation

We're honored to be invited to A Conversation with Michael Pollan at the Hillman Center this Saturday evening. We'll be sampling North Woods Ranch fare before the event and look forward to seeing other like minded folk. 

As Michael Pollan's 2006 The Omnivore's Dilemma was my "lightbulb" moment it is quite the thrill to see Michael who has been such an instrumental voice in fostering the local sustainable food movement right here in our backyard. 

While the pre-event VIP Locavore Supper has been sold out (still click on the link to check out the awesome chefs queued up) there are still a handful of seats in the way back available for the interview portion of the evening.