Making butter a superfood: how to make ghee

Making butter a superfood: how to make ghee

Ghee is an ancient practice of clarifying butter to give it a longer shelf life and to increase the digestibility of the fats.  It basically amounts to heating the butter and “rendering” it to separate the water, fat, and proteins.  It stores well on the...
Farm Fence Talk

Farm Fence Talk

“Fences make great neighbors.” Every heard that one? Ever chased your cow, pig, goat, or sheep out of your neighbor’s yard?  If you’ve kept animals (or lived next to them), you can appreciate that wisdom. We’ve built a lot of fences. ...
Farm Wealth Story: for farmers only

Farm Wealth Story: for farmers only

Wealth can be measured by money in the bank.  But a better measure may be abundance of life.  By that accounting, homestead farmers are the richest folks on earth! We were at a lunch with a group of friends not too long ago, and the younger lady across from me with...
Pickled Eggs: a tasty way to preserve the harvest

Pickled Eggs: a tasty way to preserve the harvest

It’s eggs season!Who knew eggs had a season?  Hens are one of nature’s signalers of spring.  When the days start to lengthen and warm just a little, they go into egg production mode.  They can lay one, and sometimes even two, eggs per day.  After the chill...
Tools of the Trade:

Tools of the Trade:

You’ve raised your animals with care and love. Now, however, it’s time for the freezer. You want to harvest your animals yourself: what basic “tools of the trade” do you need?   Being able to harvest your own animals is an important skill for a...

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