The family farm can survive and even thrive if they look at the fishing communities in New England and Maritime Canada and learn from their experiences. Fishing was a way of life for hundred’s of years for many families living on the east coast of the US and Canada.These families are not very different from families that have kept the tradition of the family farm as an important part of
The temperatures dipped low last night and this morning we were greeted with frost.The predawn was crystal clear with a sky dotted with lingering stars and a sliver of moon still showing on the western horizon.Warm and comfy in the nook where we drink our morning coffee my mind was on the heifers that are calving. We dressed early and with the eastern sky only beginning to show a faint…
Grassfed calves
Chili is one of the long favored cold weather classics on our family farm.It is one of those great fix-in-the-morning meals that allow you to come home to the welcoming aroma of chili ready for the table.It is a special delight when working outside on the farm on a cold day.
Chili Recipe:
2 pounds ground grassfed sirloin
1 cup thinly sliced onion
3 tablespoons flavorless oil such as grape…
grass fed beef chili recipe
Grady rides our range most mornings especially when any of our calves are due to calve.This chore often falls to him mostly because he really enjoys it and partly because he is so good at detecting problems almost before they happen. Grady is one of those gifted people who has a sixth sense about animals.Often he has amazed us with how quietly and gently he can get most animals to…
Grady's Red Tail Hawk
Everyone would like to see the family farm survive.There is a desire to support a way of life that has existed in America for hundreds of years.Consumers should support the family farm not just because of their way of life but because there are real benefits to buying products produced on a family farm. Family farms are more likely to produce safe and fresh food without the excessive use of…
grass fed cattle

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In the winter months,we love to start crockpot recipes that simmer all day.Crockpots make grass fed beef cooking easy.Since grass fed beef is so lean, one of the best ways to cook our beef is in a crockpot.The slow cooking process tenderizes the beef and enhances the flavor. Walking into our ranch home from the chill of the day with the smell of beef stew in the air brings immediate…
beef stew crockpot recipe
The slow food movement is headquartered in the Piedmont region of northern Italy.This is the land of fresh pesto sauces, homemade pastas and hearty ragu’s.
The slow food philosophy seeks to keep alive authentic culinary traditions all over the world. They also seek to conserve the world’s quality of food and wine.
Slow food seeks to defend the biodiversity of the food supply.  Members of the slow food movement spread the…
slow food

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