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a petite farm

Taking care of birdness-at-Camont.

May 25, 2012 a petite farm

This is an Official Warning. A shout to the Wild and Undisciplined Neighbors. A call to arms to protect my brood, my working grrls &  my critters-at-Camont. When Mr. Fox, probably Mrs. Fox, too, attacked yet again my chicken yard, I knew that changes were in order. Out of 8, they left just our most reliable but […]

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it’s all about the buzzzzz: NEW working grrls-at-Camont

April 12, 2012 a petite farm

Oh Honey! Beekeeping-at-Camont, Round 2. A couple summers ago I trapped? caught? coaxed? a wild swarm to move into my waiting hive- la ruche. I savored the summer apiarist antics while discovering the sweet taste of Camont, letting the garden wild up, and learning from my favorite beekeeper- Narcisse Ferronato. The winter was hard, the swarm was fickle, bee […]

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Camont’s New Beekeeper- Narcisse the Sweet

November 15, 2009 a petite farm

When shopping the Le Passage d’Agen market on a Wednesday, I whisper to students and guests that “This man sells the best honey in Gascony!”. I get little patronizing nods, the cameras click away; they love his trim mustaches, the flowing gray locks,  his black Stetson hat. He flirts and poses and sells a few […]

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Bon Jour les Poulets!

October 26, 2009 a petite farm

Created by Julia Leach, 8-week stagiere at the Kitchen-at-Camont. Fall ’09.

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Sunday Grasse Matinee- hatching ideas

October 25, 2009 a petite farm

I love it when I feel I am in the middle of something. It doesn’t happen often being a bit of a “living on the edge” sort of person- in all senses. But when it does, I feel that delicious “a-ha!” moment welling up out of my back brain and jumping out of my mouth […]

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and now a word from our sponsors….la basse-cour!

October 23, 2009 a petite farm

This French life is full jour & nuit of good food, hard work, and harvest. Although Camont is no longer the grand historic farm it was in the 18th century, we do stand on centuries of terra firma that resonate of good food cooked largely from la basse-cour- the farmyard of laying hens, ducks, geese […]

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