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Farm Life

Is This a Regenerative Farm?

Sometimes people ask if we’re a regenerative farm. Depending on the clues I have about the intent of question I’m receiving, I might answer with a straightforward “Yes, we are!” But if I get the impression that the person is …

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Grass fed and grass finished skirt steak from Wrong Direction Farm. Shown roasted with a balsamic glaze on a plate served along with brussels sprouts.
Recipes

Recipe: Black Steel Roasted Grass Fed Skirt Steak with a Balsamic and Rosemary Glaze

Our grass fed and grass finished Skirt Steak is a supremely flavorful cut, but because it is thin it cooks really quickly over high heat. It only requires a few minutes in a simple steel or cast iron pan. So …

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Farm Life

Undoing Someone’s Hard Work

Whenever I’m involved in a project of deconstruction, I feel a pang of sympathy for the folks who originally put in all that effort to bring something new into the world. Whether I’m prying rotted boards off a building or …

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Grass finished beef cattle grazing hedgerow in a pasture at Wrong Direction Farm in NY.
Grass Fed Beef

What Grass Finished Cattle Look Like

We’ve talked a lot about what we mean by grass fed and grass finished, but it might be helpful to show some photos to illustrate what we mean when we judge that a steer or heifer is at the stage …

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Grass fed cattle at Wrong Direction Farm grazing on a bale of hay during the summer.
Grass Fed BeefPasture Farming

Dealing with Invasive Plants while Dealing with a Drought

This summer we’ve been feeling the hurt from a droughty weather pattern. We experienced a July heat wave overlaid with a few dry months, causing our pasture growth to stall. The low-lying fields are still green, especially in the morning, …

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Pasture Raised and Certified Organic chicken wings barbequed served with pineapple and cilantro on a plate.
Recipes

Pineapple Barbeque Chicken Wings

This week we’re featuring a recipe Chef Katy developed for our Certified Organic and pasture raised chicken wings. It uses the pairing of bright pineapple and the spicy bite of chili paste to create a delicious alternative to bottled BBQ …

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Closeup of an organic young tom turkey on the pastures at Wrong Direction Farm.
Farm Business

I Don’t Want To Be A Celebrity Farmer

This is a topic for which I’ve started and then abandoned more blog posts than any other I’ve attempted to cover. It’s one of those things that can, with just the slightest imbalance in emphasis, become a piece of self-congratulation, …

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Cattle grazing grass at Wrong Direction Farm in the evening, standing near the chicken shelters.
Pasture Farming

This Farm Can’t Fix the World

Watching our cattle graze, I’ve been thinking about how best to communicate the powerful connection between grasslands, grazing animals, and the overall environment in which they exist. Quietly walking with the herd, listening to the sound of leaves tearing, feeling …

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Grass Fed Beef

Can I Love a Summer Swarm of Flies?

Then Athena held up her aegis, the bane of mortals, on high from the roof, and the minds of the wooers were panic-stricken, and they fled through the halls like a herd of cattle that the darting gad-fly falls upon …

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Fried pasture raised and certified organic chicken drumsticks from Wrong Direction Farm served on ceramic plate.
Recipes

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Thyme

When dividing up a chicken, my druthers always go to the dark meat. So this week’s recipe from Chef Katy has a special place in my hierarchy of reliably great meals. Fried chicken drumsticks are a delight. By long tradition, …

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