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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 counter in...

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.  We've chased a lot of animals. ...

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

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 of winter...

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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Chicken Pierre

Chicken Pierre Turn simple chicken legs into a meal that is taste-approved by family and a bit more elegant than a casserole. 8 pieces Chicken drumsticks, thighs, or legsBreading Mix1/4 c. millet flour ((can substitute regular flour))1/2 tsp. salt1 dash ground...

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Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce

We asked for recipe ideas on Facebook recently and got a great response.  So many yummy ways to prepare chicken breast!  Here's one that really caught our attention--mostly because the recipe got posted.  We thought we'd share it with you.  Need ideas for a quick...

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Save on shipping. Join the club! Find an LZ near you.

OK.  First things first. What on earth is an "LZ" you ask? An “LZ” is an acronym for a “Landing Zone.”  In adapting this military concept to our purposes, it is an area where we can land/stop, interact with local people, and deliver needed supplies (in this case...

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Spicy Chicken Rub: warming up a whole roasted chicken

This recipe for Spicy Chicken Rub is an easy and tasty way to dress up a roasted chicken!  By the way, chickens come in all sizes, but are generally grouped into three categories: Cornish hen: 2.5 to 3.5 pounds Fryer: 3.5 to 4.0 pounds Roaster: 4.0 pounds and up Small...

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Baked Chicken with Bacon: Farmstead Kitchen Recipe

Baked Chicken with Bacon: Farmstead Kitchen Recipe Need a quick but exquisite dinner?  Here's your recipe!  Baked Chicken with Bacon.  In the video, you'll get a tutorial on how to use a whole chicken to make this recipe, and why you might consider starting with a...

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A family affair: Pastured Poultry

A Family Affair: Pastured Poultry A family farm is a family affair.  We all work at it together.  A team.  Not that everything goes smoothly, but we're in it as a team.  Last weekend the project was putting the chicks out in chicken tractors, where they "free range"...

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