July 8th Is National Barn Day

July 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Falling on the second Sunday of July each year, National Barn Day is a time for folks across the country to celebrate an iconic symbol of America, and perhaps more importantly, the American farming community. A farm is not a farm without a barn, if you ask me. As the main structures of farms, barns […]

July 4th Is National Barbecue Day

July 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

In addition to celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, the day also has the honor of being National Barbecue Day. Like so many other food holidays, the origin of National Barbecue Day is a tough one to nail down. My assumption is that the day was an attempt by food companies to drum up extra […]

July 4th Is Independence Day

July 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

In the United States of America, July 4th is the day the country celebrates its hard-fought Independence from England, which first occurred in 1776. It is a federal holiday, which means all government and financial institutions, like post offices and banks, are closed for the day. This year, the Fourth of July falls on a […]

July 1st Is Build A Scarecrow Day

July 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Scarecrows aren’t just for Halloween. In fact, scarecrows aren’t even really for the autumn months at all. It may not seem like it on the surface, but July 1st is the perfect time for Build a Scarecrow Day. Most field crops grow during the summer months, thus creating a need for the scarecrow during that […]

A Visit To Soul Food Farms With Alexis Koefoed in Vacaville, CA

June 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Just wanted to post a few pictures I took of the 55 acres of certified organic pasture at Soul Food Farms. I was at a NCAT National Center For Appropriate Technology educational event on the farm about raising pastured chickens for eggs and meat. If your interesting in buying either you can get more info […]

Hank Williams, Jr. Is Coming To Ironstone Amphitheatre In Murphys California on June 30th 2012

June 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

The Ironstone Amphitheatre 2012 Summer Concert Season is here! On Saturday, June 30, 2012 Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys, California will welcome Hank Williams, Jr. with special guest Elvin Bishop. The show starts at 7:30pm, with doors to the venue opening to the general public an hour before. Tickets for the Hank Williams, Jr. show at […]

June 30th Is Great American Picnic Day

June 7th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Ten days after the First Day of Summer is a day devoted to one of summer’s most enjoyed activities – the picnic. Great American Picnic Day is on June 30th of each year and is a day to celebrate the family-friendly experience of eating outdoors. …ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a […]