The Farm Blog

A Fleeting Glimpse of Beauty

A Fleeting Glimpse of Beauty

A fleeting glimpse of Beauty The other day while I was alone on the farm I found a little surprise up on the hill by Narnia; a sprite little bull calf from Sweetie Pie our Ayrshire cow. He is SO cute and has such a funny personality, even then at the ripe old age of 2...

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Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the Air

It's been an amazing fall so far; rain, rain and more rain and now 75 degree weather - that spells grass growing weather to us.  This week has been a week of assessing everything from the cows with their newly born or still "in the oven" calves to the chickens to the...

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Trying to Beat the Heat

Trying to Beat the Heat

With temperatures still hovering just below 100 today we are on full alert against heat stroke for man and beast. Part B of my fun chick hatching experiment is in full swing; now that I successfully hatched 22 cute little baby chicks in my new handy dandy incubator. ...

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3 days without my Farming Partners

I am so thankful that my children choose to spend their vacations (and their money) moving a family from under piles of cardboard (or if they're lucky, a couple of ping pong tables) and into a new 12x20 home they build together over a week.  I know that every year...

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8 Common Misteaks People Make When Cooking Steak

8 Common Misteaks People Make When Cooking Steak

We all love a juicy, well-cooked (though not well-done!) steak. When you’ve got a quality piece of meat, you don’t have to gussy it up with complicated cooking techniques and extravagant sauces—and that’s precisely why we love it. It’s simplicity at its best: just...

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Chicken – Tostadas Salsa Verde

Chicken - Tostadas Salsa Verde This is a perfect recipe to use up leftover shredded chicken. You can also bake 2 or 3 chicken breasts for about 20 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. 4 flour or corn tortillas3 ounces pepper jack cheese (about 3/4...

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Chicken – Roasted Chicken Breast with carrots and onions

Chicken - Roasted Chicken Breast with Carrots and Onions This recipe calls for prunes but any sweet, dried fruit works great. Normally you see these ingredients mixed together in a long braise but this is a nice, quick recipe that the whole family will love. This...

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Chicken – Buttermilk Baked Chicken

ken Chicken - Buttermilk Baked Chicken This is a great recipe for any and all pieces of chicken. For the least expensive route learn how to cut up a whole chicken. For the quickest route, grab River Cottage Farm boneless thighs, boneless, skinless chicken breast or...

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Beef Brisket – Honey-Braised

Beef Brisket- Honey Braised The sweetness of the honey along with meat, carrots and onions - how can you go wrong. The ingredient list looks long but it is really just loaded with spices you will have around the house. If you don't have the demi-glace just boil down...

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