Little known facts about, you got it, Pigs!

Everyone here has been down with the flu, and I mean DOWN. Like, we have been laid out… and that’s saying something, as I pride myself on saying that I NEVER get sick. And for me the flu followed a truly nasty head cold and sinus infection. I like to think...
Spring 2019 Lamb Coming Soon!

Spring 2019 Lamb Coming Soon!

Our lambing season is approaching quickly and it’s time to send the lambs from last year to the processor.  We have slowly grown our herd, but even so, we have only 3 lambs that will be processed this year.  All the ewe lambs (those are the girls) from last year...

Make Bone Broth in a Pressure Cooker or Insta Pot

It’s early. But I’m up and planning my day. The kids and I processed more roosters and old laying hens the other day and I want to can some of the meat for quick homemade meals. I also want to make bone broth from the bones. Meanwhile, I promised that the...
Your Guide to Making Bone Broth

Your Guide to Making Bone Broth

A customer recently asked me which were the best bones for making a bone broth that gelled up nicely.  Yes, bone broth gels up, just like Jello (when it’s cold anyway).  That’s because it is full of gelatin (which is extracted from bones).  The answer to this...
Make the BEST Jambalaya at HOME!

Make the BEST Jambalaya at HOME!

Kevin is from New Orleans, and he loves some spicy flavorful food.  He doesn’t cook very often, but when he does, it’s a show stopper! One of Kevin’s specialties is Jambalaya.  It’s the kind of thing you usually only get in a restaurant.  But,...
Giacomo Pastore – The Outdoor Chef

Giacomo Pastore – The Outdoor Chef

Giacomo Pastore – The Outdoor Chef I met Giacomo Pastore, the Outdoor Chef of Hanover, VA, a few months ago. Giacomo had reached out to me to ask about our heritage breed, pastured pork.  Giacomo and I quickly found that we have a lot in common.  We are both...
Do You Know What’s in Your Meat?

Do You Know What’s in Your Meat?

When I was in Barnes and Nobles a couple of weeks ago I found a Consumer Reports Magazine at the register.  The featured article was called, “What’s Really in Your Meat.”  It’s all about drugs in meats.  I couldn’t resist.  I had to buy...
Interview with a Serial Cow Dealer

Interview with a Serial Cow Dealer

Our 15 year old daughter recently pointed out that my good friend, Kendy Sawyer, is like a drug dealer.  Only Kendy deals in cows.  She will be forevermore known in our house as Mom’s “Cow Dealer.” It’s hard for me to say “no” to...
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