Beauty Interrupted

Beauty Interrupted

Beauty, in all its manifestations,  has always been important to me but the older I get the more it has become a faith, a yearning, and a guiding principle for my life. My great fortune is that the farm puts all this in crystal clear perspective, day after day. This...
Rump Roast with Green Olives and Raisins

Rump Roast with Green Olives and Raisins

Shredded Rump Roast With Olives and Raisins This is not your ordinary pot roast recipe. Ever since my friend, Liz, made me this roast some thirty years ago, my mouth waters, Pavlovian-style, when I think of it. This makes the most amazing Argentinian empanadas and the...
Carnitas

Carnitas

  Carnitas What are carnitas?  Done right, carnitas are ultra-rich, soft pork meat with slightly crisp edges.  Pork butt is the perfect meat for this recipe but the picnic works great too.  This is a very simple recipe for an outstanding, authentic dish. 4 lb...
Very Basic Meatloaf

Very Basic Meatloaf

  Basic Meatloaf I LOVE meatloaf and it seems like I never make it the same twice, which is why I LOVE meatloaf.  It’s a perfect “whatever you happen to have on hand” type of recipe. I’ve had families drop by unexpectedly and I’ll...
Our Chickens – How they Grow

Our Chickens – How they Grow

Day 1 at RCF   This year Brayden will raise about 1500 chickens.  If the weather keeps up it’s warm and cold spells he may even be able to go year-round and up that number by about 400. The bottom line is that we sell a boat-load of chicken.  I thought I...
Slow Cooked Rump Roast

Slow Cooked Rump Roast

  Slow Cooked Rump Roast Coming home after a long hard day on the farm, this is what I want to smell. A tender, flavorful rump roast with all the trimmings! 1 3-4 lb rump roast1 onion1 tbsp black pepper1 tbsp paprika (smoked if possible)2 tsp chili powder.5 tsp...
Bone Broth, Back in Fashion

Bone Broth, Back in Fashion

I figure that I spend about three quarters of my life out of fashion and that’s ok with me. I must admit though, that the three quarters spent “left behind” keeps me humble when I’m in or maybe even ahead of the curve. So, although I may still...
Catching a pup in the act!

Catching a pup in the act!

Keeping an eye on the sheep watcher There are so many times I sit down to write this newsletter wishing you all were here with me, witnessing the amazing scenes of the farm.  There’s no doubt that being a farmer is incredibly hard work and when the day doesn’t...
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...