Thank you, Johns Hopkins!

Thank you, Johns Hopkins!

One comment we’ve both heard and uttered over the many years we’ve milked cows without grain inputs usually went something like this, “if someone would just do some serious lab testing on 100% grass-fed dairy …” Well, now, according to...
What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

I’ve just come in from my pasture inspection and I just couldn’t help but remember what things were like on the farm one year ago.  Baby Indi was just born (yesterday was his birthday) and Baby Michi was born in several inches of snow (today he is one year...
Tagine De Souris D’Agneau (Lamb Shank Tagine)

Tagine De Souris D’Agneau (Lamb Shank Tagine)

Lamb Tagine I made this Tagine for Brayden, Christina, Charlie and Deanna for their help in painting my living room. My biggest regret is that I didn’t take a picture of the polished lamb shank bones left over in the bowls. They were literally sucked clean....
The Blessing of the Bees

The Blessing of the Bees

As an Orthodox Christian I am blessed to have centuries of ancient prayers to recall for almost every act on our farm.  Monks pray as they bring their cows or goats in for milking; they pray as they collect eggs from chickens asking blessings on them for their...

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Serve these hearty sandwiches with homemade or good-quality prepared coleslaw or potato salad from your favorite deli or upscale market. Traditionally, coleslaw is served atop the pork in the sandwich. 3 tbs oil4 lbs boneless pork shoulder (cut into 3...

Is Organic Farming “Easier”?

Last week I went out to the Aveda school in Brentwood for a haircut and the woman getting her haircut next to me mentioned about how she was trying to eat organically but didn’t know where to go to find good, healthy food.  Of course I piped up and told her I...