Master of his trade

Master of his trade

I had a great privilage yesterday.  I watched a master at his trade.  Since we started this business in earnest (as opposed to the hobby farming we did for years), I’ve had to catch and handle my share of chickens.  It isn’t always easy.  Especially when...
Food, Glorious Food

Food, Glorious Food

Food, glorious food…”  That’s one of 3 yr. old Rachel’s favorite little song lines (from Ice Age 2).  I thought of it last night as I browsed through the garden and then made dinner from my finds.  The potatoes came from a neighbor, but the...
Last Week

Last Week

Last week was a little busy: Bottling beef was my job to kick off the week. Canning even part of the grass-fed beef was a big job, but the convenience is worth it. Cute, but guilty. On Sunday, Mark bent down to pick up Jim and threw his back out. He had to slow down...
Fair time

Fair time

It’s fair time in northern Michigan!  There are large regional ones and small county ones.  I have to brag a bit.  Our children did well at our county 4-H show this past week.  Keith and Rachel both showed goats in the tiny tots showmanship and got...
Where’s the beef?

Where’s the beef?

ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST PRODUCT We’ve wanted to add grass-fed beef to our product list for some time and have finally found our beef.  One of our neighbors has co-oped with us to make this possible.  These animals are Holstein steers, rotationally grazed through a...
Mangalitsa Magic

Mangalitsa Magic

back fatWe had the opportunity to process a Mangalitsa this past week.  The meat was good–tasted comparable to a mature standard hog though this one was immature.  What was impressive was the fat.  Mangalitsas are, of course, prized for their fat, but until...

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