Moving the hens

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Moving the hens

It’s spring (sort of) and it’s time to move the hens and their egg-mobile to their summer pasture.  This year they will have two one acre pastures to roam.  One pasture encloses our orchard.   Here the hens can gobble up caterpillars, beetles and other creepies that want to eat our fruit.  They can do this safely because of Riley and Star our wonderful Great Pyrenees guardian dogs.

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Everything Pizza recipe

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in Recipe Swap | 0 comments

Everything Pizza recipe

My favorite go-to recipe is a basic pizza dough that you can use for EVERYTHING! 2 cups organic white flour (can substitute up to half whole wheat) 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp organic sugar 1 cup warm water (bath temperature) 2 1/2 tsp bread maker (also called instant) yeast (one package) Mix it all together in a bowl large enough to let it double in size.   Use a spoon or stiff spatula to stir this because it is VERY sticky.   Cover it with a cloth or plate and let rise for about 1/2 hour.   Prepare a cookie sheet,...

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Piglets!

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Piglets!

Eleanor has done it again with 10 beautiful little piglets born on Easter weekend. New births are such a miracle! We do not use gestation crates and we have no heat lamps but good mothering instincts are able to handle it! The piglets went outside on the first nice day and started rooting in the dirt immediately.

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Wheat and digestion issues

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Wheat and digestion issues

Why are some people reacting to wheat products? What I have discovered in the last year through research and my own experiences are that there are three things that we can do to make wheat (and other grain products) much more digestible. Eat only organic grain: It is common practice in conventional farming to spray grain with herbicide (such as Roundup) just prior to harvest in order to force the grain to channel it’s energies into producing seed. It also starts the drying process. Organic grain is never...

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Henry and Eleanor

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Henry and Eleanor

Winter brings the pigs into a more permanent paddock. They love rooting around in the snow and chewing on old stumps. They keep warm by burying themselves in hay in their shelter. Eleanor will have piglets again in early April. The other two girls will be let in with Henry in a couple of weeks so that they too can give us babies in the spring time.

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