The non-dog post

Yes, it can happen. Not that that isn’t what you come here for, but remember when I said their would be more to Bifrost Farms than just boarding?  Well, we will have goats.  Yes, goats.  And BBQ.  NOT BBQ GOATS, though!!!

[I seem destined never to finish this post. I’ve had the tab open for two weeks! 🙂 ]

Anyway, on June 25th Joel and I prepared BBQ brisket, baked beans and wasabi slaw for 250 of Don Robert’s closest friends.  It was truly a community event that we were proud to be a part of and I got to see many familiar faces and meet some new people, too, which is always my favorite part!!  Jody Slocum took this picture of Joel behind in the kitchen of The Dutchman Bar and Grill in Ridgeland where the even was held.

In her email to me, she titled it “Happy Guy” and I’d say that was pretty accurate.  One day, possibly next summer, we’ll have the small building completely converted to a commercial kitchen and BBQ, along with our secret recipe compound butter and BBQ rub, will be available to everyone.  You see the thing with us is…we just can’t NOT cook.  It’s in our blood as much as our love for dogs.

Another interest which I foresee becoming a passion is dairy goats.  We visited Green Gables Mini Nubians farm a few weeks back when Joel’s parents came to visit.  Instantly in love is putting it mildly.  As soon as I walked into the pen, tiny goats were nibbling my shirt tails and suckling on Joel’s finger.  And being the most prepared person in the world, I brought my camera…and forgot to take pictures.  I was too enamored of the little caprine critters.  Lucky, Eliya of Green Gables has tons of pictures on her website, so I’m going to borrow one to show you what the future residents of Bifrost Farms might look like.

News on the Farm!!

Yes, we actually have news!  Two things in particular (ok, maybe three).

1.  This Saturday, June 25th, Joel is preparing brisket and the fixings for local denizen, Don Robert’s 80th birthday party and community event.  If you stop by, you can get a taste of what to look forward to next summer when we open the BBQ shack out here at the farm.  We’re talking TX-style brisket here, folks!  Deets can be found at Don’s blog RIGHT HERE! I’m really looking forward to seeing the Wisconsin premiere of Dirty Work, a video made by Deb Wallwork (who will be there) and Mike Hazard of Elsie’s Farm in Ridgeland.  Lots of local organizations will also be around, making this a true old-fashioned event for the whole community.  Come be part of it.

2. More in line with kennel news, we finally have a groomer!! YES! Can you tell we’re excited?  Julie Schuler, formerly of Julie’s Fauna in Menomonie, is back in the saddle after another battle with cancer, which she has won.  Beginning July 1 boarders and non-boarders alike can make appointments for a full array of grooming services.  As a matter of fact, we’re already booking them!

And not the least important is our new sign! Yes, now you can actually find us so much easier than looking for a kennel building off the driveway. 🙂  We’re stylin’ now, folks!

Joel and his dad enjoy a well earned cold beverage after putting up our sign.