Adventures beyond time

Adventures beyond time

Sunday, May 30, 2010

An Eventful Day

Today the book promotions and (we hope) sales began getting into high gear. Peg left for a 5-state multi-presentation book tour that will take her to North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, back to Virginia, and thence to Georgia, with one or more presentations at each stop. Russ attended the Community Celebration of Gainesville's 2010 Eat Local Challenge, sponsored by Hogtown Hometown. He was fortunate to have three new American cheesemakers at the event and to have his table flanked by two of them, Wainwright Dairy of Live Oak, FL and Cypress Point Creamery of Hawthorne, FL. Folks from the Glades Ridge Goat Dairy were nearby. Peg will present in Banner Elk, NC tomorrow. The photos show Peg's departure for the great book tour in her new Mustang, and Russ' table at the Gainesville event.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Book Tour Begins!

Tomorrow I am taking off on a multi-state Book Tour trip. First stop is on Memorial Day when I will meet with customers and talk cheese at Erick's Cheese and Wine Shop in Banner Elk, NC between 2:30 and 5:00. Can't wait to meet the folks there.

Monday, May 24, 2010

This Week 2009 and 2010

What a lucky week this must be for us. Last year we were hiking El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The sun shone every day. The wildflowers colored the air. We felt the Camino being a healing spirit. This year, our book was published and began flying off the shelves (at least in our imaginations), and we bought ourselves a sports car...a Mustang because it is big enough for a Golden Retriever to come along and enjoy the rides. Life is good. If you have ever wondered how the cheddars and yellow cheeses of your childhood morphed into the abundance of American-made artisanal and farmstead cheeses of today, take a look at The Summer of a Thousand Cheeses on our website and buy a book!  Lighthall Books

Monday, May 3, 2010


Florida summer arrived this weekend. Although it was in the mid 40s overnight last week, it was in the mid 90s Saturday and Sunday. We fit in 5-mile walks before it got too hot each day. The Farmers Market was packed with shoppers, vendors, and fresh, local food Saturday. We bought red romaine from Waldo Demonstration Farm, cucumbers and rainbow swiss chard from a Jonesville farmer, and a huge bunch of the beets...which turned out to be as good as they looked. Russ cooked them last night with their tender tasty greens. It was a treat.

Saturday afternoon was the Kickoff for the Eat Local May Challenge. People register to eat only foods from within 100 miles of home for a month. We went to Swallowtail Farm for the opening celebration, saw several of our Slow Food friends and some cheese-book friends too.

The revised website for Lighthall Books is almost ready for its beta test. Yeah!