To the untrained eye this is a picture of a cow, beautiful, healthy and perfect in every way.  But to the trained cow watcher this is a cow with a secret.  Her posture is saying, “There’s nothing here to see, just me in Narnia, minding my own business” but I’ve seen that look too many times to be taken in by that...

I must admit that no matter how hard I try to obey my children and stay in bed until 5:30 am, every once in a while I just can’t take the waiting and quietly tip toe out into the dark, still house already anticipating the coming hours.  It’s absolutely, hands down, my favorite time of the day.  I’m sure the...

Chicken Run On any given day you can come by the farm and see at least one batch of chickens roaming happily on the pastures of River Cottage Farm. From cute, fuzzy little ping pong ball babies to majestic, regal roosters in full-feathered array, chickens are present on our farm from March to November.  However, if...

Spring is always the time for new beginnings and we have had our share at River Cottage Farm.  On the ground and running are twenty one lambs from our flock of sheep.  Here is a sampling of this year’s brood.  My only black lamb this year came as part of a set, one black and one white but a pair of healthy girls.  We...

Spring is the time for babies and they are popping out all over the farm.  The dairy cows will not be outdone by the sheep (although they are seriously outnumbered) and several cows have calved which means more milk.  More milk means yogurt, buttermilk, ricotta and cream.  Brayden will have some extra for our...

It’s that time again and here is my favorite recipe for turkey this year.  Again, from the wonders of Williams-Sonoma… Cranberry Glazed Turkey Begin roasting the turkey at a higher temperature so the skin will crisp and brown, then reduce the heat to ensure the bird cooks slowly and evenly. It’s important to let the...