Where in the World Is Ratho Farm? Part 2: The Road To Ouse

I’m calling this “Where in the World is Ratho Farm” Part Two, because my inaugural blog post gave the basic location, and that of Tasmania as well, since many Americans aren’t that swell at non-US geography. Dozens who I talked with on my Southern Food Road Tour about my trip didn’t know it’s an island off the southeast coast of…

Disgusted Cows and Happy Ducks

After breakfast, Greg took me on a tour of his menagerie, and he was particularly anxious to show me how wild the cows were for banana peels. They’ll come running, he said. And he was right that they looked eager. Except on this particular morning the coffee cream was off and had ended up in the compost…

Highland Cows (aka Heilan Coos)

As one of many nods to its Scottish heritage, Ratho keeps Highland Cows (Heilan Coos in Scots). Originally from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, their thick wavy hair, besides being adorable, is warm enough for them to overwinter in the field. One of these fellas will be hung up for steaks in 2017.