Ratatouille Time and CNG

“I’ve got eggplant coming out of my ears!” I exclaimed. “That’s not saying much,” replied Al. “Your ears are tiny.” Well, we bought a lot of eggplant (It’s ratatouille time) and other things, too. Several humans wondered how we would eat so much food. Truth is, a hippo needs about 80 pounds of food...

Aromatic Acres: Food for the Soul

Written by Hippo (a hippopotamus) and Al (a bird) These lovely flowers are from Aromatic Acres, a chemical-free urban garden located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Using regenerative growing practices – no tractors polluting the air and disrupting the soil, no fertilizer runoff, no harm to neighbors and downstream communities – they protect the balance of...

Round, Round, Get Around, We Get Around!

We got around to a couple farmers’ markets on Saturday. We saw our friend Elliott, the Tosa Farmers Market manager, soon after we entered the market. “Hippo and Al!” he said. I think he was happy to see us. We bought some little tomatoes and lettuce mix from Nina and Family Gardens. If I...

June 20 Solstice, Tosa Farmers Market

Al pecked me awake to go to the Tosa Farmers Market this morning. It’s annoying how chipper (and did I mention annoying?) that bird can be when some of us are trying to chill out. And it was totally unnecessary because we were early – in fact, very early. Anyway, at the entrance, we...