Farmstead Feed: Jill shares the latest from the Farmstead Desk

Fat is for you: suet pudding recipe

Fat is for you: suet pudding recipe

Did God have a small over sight for those of us in northern climates? Apparently he didn't realize that the sun doesn't shine regularly in some places. Good thing we figured out how to manufacture Vitamin D and put it in a pill so it's easy to ship all over. WAIT A...

Raw Ice Cream

Raw Ice Cream

When it comes to frozen treats, few things can rival the sheer joy of indulging in a creamy scoop of ice cream. But imagine savoring an ice cream that not only satisfies your sweet cravings but also brings a wealth of nutritional benefits. Raw ice cream, especially if...

Meet Tiger Lily: Homestead dairy cow

Meet Tiger Lily: Homestead dairy cow

Tiger Lily (Mark calls her) or Striped Cow (as Frank dubbed her) is the newest member of the milking line-up.  She joined us in December as a "commercial dairy rescue." She was for sale from the dairy because she has an udder irregularity.  One of her back quarters...

Meet Ruby from the dairy cow herd share

Meet Ruby from the dairy cow herd share

What herd share is complete if you don't know your cows? Even in a big dairy cow herd you get to know certain cows and they may earn themselves a name. In a small herd like ours, and most herd share herds, the cows all have a name and a presence.  We thought it's only...

A milk day and a product review

A milk day and a product review

Milk. It's a thing we do every day. Once a day. Every week. All year. Some days collecting the milk is awesome, some days it's a little challenging.  Mark is gonna tell you a bit about that in his "day in the life" video. We do the milking for our herd share members....

Gathering is a revolutionary act

Gathering is a revolutionary act

Gathering is a revolutionary act. There's a great power in gathering with like minded people. When you choose to step out of the flow of "normal" life, it helps a great deal to have folks to lock arms with, to connect to, for help and support. That is how you...

Guardians of the Birds

Guardians of the Birds

Livestock Guardian dogs (Great Pyrenees, to be exact) save the day! Do you know you almost didn't have access to Northern Michigan's best pasture raised chickens? Our second or third year here on Baker's Green Acres, we had predators that got nearly as many chickens...

Anyone Can Farm Tribe Day Happenings

Anyone Can Farm Tribe Day Happenings

We hope you'll join us for a fun day of learning and fellowship! Here's the basic plan: Event time schedule:   Time Event Speaker 8:00: AM Coffee's on! 9:00: AM workshops Josh Cross: Bees Parker Holmes: grazing cattle 10:30: AM workshops Jill Baker: Eat Your...

Spring and visions

Spring and visions

It's Spring! April is an odd time, a transition time on the farm. We're still cleaning up winter, but summer's energy isn't quite there yet. No snow. No grass. So, what are we doing? Preparing. Entertaining visions of the possibilities of the summer. That includes:...