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Pasture Raised Poultry

Ground Chicken is Here!

We’re glad to announce that we have ground chicken made with our Certified Organic, pasture raised chicken. Some of you have been patiently waiting a long while for this, so we’re excited to share it with you for your enjoyment! …

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Pasture Raised Turkeys

We Build a New Turkey Shelter

This spring I built a new turkey shelter starting from a forty foot long mobile home frame. I purchased the frame from a Craigslist seller over a year back in anticipation of this project, but I wasn’t able to get …

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Food Policy

Farmers Go to Congress

Earlier this week three farmers I know spent some time testifying before the House Judiciary Committee about the state of meat production in the country, and more specifically about the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. As someone who has …

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Recipes

Recipe: Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken with Farro Salad

With grilling season upon us, now is a good time to roll out a recipe for spatchcocked chicken. Also known as butterflied chicken, the chickens have been cut down the backbone so they lay out flat for a nice, even …

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Pasture Raised Turkeys

Moving Turkeys to their Training Pasture

Here we are in early June, and much of the daily work on the farm involves turkeys. I realize that many of my readers don’t think about turkeys until November, but for our farm the turkey season starts in May …

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Food Policy

Quit Complaining and Eat What You’re Served

It has been amusing to listen to the agricultural industry griping in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold California’s ban on pork sourced from farms that use gestation crates for sows. Big ag wishes that folks would …

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Behind the Scenes

Erosion and Good Intentions

Ever since we’ve moved here, I’ve been bothered by a place where water has eroded out a gully through the middle of the pasture I call “center field.” It’s impossible to know exactly when the problem started. It doesn’t show …

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Recipes

Braised and BBQ’d Beef Belly Brisket

At first glance, this recipe seems like a lot of steps but once you taste the result you will understand why you made the effort! The Belly Brisket has lots of delicious beef fat marbling and to get it rendered …

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Behind the Scenes

500 Blog Posts

As I was setting out to write this week’s article I noticed the counter in the upper part of the page showing that I’ve written five hundred blog posts for the farm since 2014. I’ve been cranking out an average …

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Pasture Farming

Listening to Plants Talking

Roald Dahl’s books and stories have been a persistent influence in our family’s fiction. I’m pretty sure that my kids read all of his children’s novels, exhausting our local library’s collection and then pulling in the rest of the books …

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