Watch for chicken coming back soon!!
March 20, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
You know things don't always go right on the farm.... Last Sunday afternoon, one of the last goat mamas finally delivered her baby. I was worried that perhaps there was a second baby that was stuck (she always has twins).
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February 20, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
I'm just going to throw some ideas at you this morning. Food for thought if you would.... I won't do too much analyzing, I just want you think about things! I got to thinking about all this because I took a road trip this weekend through Western Virginia to pick up some livestock and was shocked to see how many cattle farms had been converted to Christmas tree farms. I didn't see mature trees - these were 1-3 years old trees.
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January 9, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
The most economical way to purchase Pasture Raised Chicken is as a whole bird. We have some pointers for getting the most out of a whole roasting chicken and, well, utilizing the entire bird, bones and all.
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December 5, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
I really love to hear what other's are doing (and WHY) to improve their health, the environment or to just make themselves feel good. So many customers have told me their stories, while visiting our farm store, taking a farm tour, at farmer's markets or while meeting us a pickup locations to pickup their orders - and I think it's time to start sharing some of these stories! That brings me to the first story that I want to share from Ashley who is a long time customer from South Hill, Virginia.
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November 14, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Mom taught me to bake homemade bread and to make dinner. In fact, making the family dinner while she was at work was one of my chores, though I admittedly never thought of it as a chore - I enjoyed it so much. From my Dad, I learned the art of dessert making. I could have been a pastry chef... He called me from work several afternoons a week to coordinate the production of whatever dessert it was that he desired. And I'd make it happen. Those were the days (before wheat and sugar began to wreak havoc on me!) Now, I'm thinking, why not put my cooking skills to work? We have the inspected kitchen. We have the meats. I have the skills. My good friend Diana is interested in working with us to master it all (AND she's a great cook). So, why not? Even our inspector is on board with it.
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August 22, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
July 25, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Greenwashing is a term used to describe the practice of companies using advertising campaigns which imply that they are environmentally beneficial, imply that their animals live the good life, that their product is "better" or "healthier," often in contradiction to their environmental and sustainability record or in contrast to the way that they raise animals or to the actual nutritional value of their product.
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May 24, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Cheese made from raw milk is cheese made from milk that was not pastuerized, homogenized, or processed in any way. It contains no additives or preservatives. The ingredients are simple and include: Raw milk cheese is not only considered a complete protein - that is it provieds all nine of the essential amino acids, but contains vitamins A, B, D, E, and K. Not only that, but as little as one ounce of raw milk cheese can contain up to 20% of your daily calcium requirements! Best of all, because raw milk cheese is not pastuerized or otherwise processed, these vitamins and minerals remain in their natural state.
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May 23, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Patrick The Bull is meeting his new ladies for the first time. Patrick is a bit "over-conditioned." The seller told me at last weigh in he was over 2,100 pounds. He's also short and rather square. But, he really embodies the classic look of the American Milking Devon. Historic drawings and paintings depict an animal that looks just like Patrick The Bull.
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May 2, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
You ever just, you know, cannot catch a break? I mean, like if it can go wrong, it absolutely does go wrong? That more or less defined the beginning of this year here on the farm!
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March 12, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
One of the questions I get asked the most about ordering online is "How do you ship orders?" So, I made a video to show you how we do it. It's a simple video as I do not profess to be an expert at making videos. It's a little over 3 minutes long, I cut lots of extra footage out to make it shorter. To sum it up the first part of the video is taken from a camera strapped to my head while I select meats from the freezer and make notes on a packing list of the weight of each product that is sold by weight (some of our products are sold by the package instead).
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February 28, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Raising teens in the age of the internet comes with quite a few challenges. Are you wondering what raising teens and the internet have to do with eating with family and friends? I'll tell you! Our kids have been spending way too much time on their "devices." This means chatting through Facebook, SMS, Snapchat, Tiktok (not sure if you can chat on Tiktok, but it sure is a time suck... ), watching videos, streaming "series" (my generation called them sitcoms or just "shows"), or playing video games with online friends that they have NEVER met in person.
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