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The season begins! Beets, radishes and sugar-snap peas growing in the tunnel and Tiger keeping me company. Tuesday we brought 3 Katahdin sheep home from Graze N grow in Scheffield. They love the creep feeder where They can eat alfalfa … Continue reading
I spent the weekend in Flora, Indiana at Heritage Farms learning how to wash, dye and card Suri Alpaca fiber. Thank you to Elizabeth and Liz from Alpaca Fiber Solutions for the great workshop and to Beth and Tim Sheets … Continue reading
We think it may FINALLY be here! The pussy willows are about to open, the young hens are thinking about coming out of their house, the alpaca coats are off and washed and the vegetable plants are getting bigger in … Continue reading
Some of the things we got at the Good Food Festival today. Also learned about growing old grain varieties that haven’t been altered.
The first sign of new life in the greenhouse is the basil. It sprouted in 2 days on the heat mat! This is the first time our rosemary has flowered.
Just finished grinding more heirloom corn into cornmeal with our stone grinder. We are grinding small batches so it will be fresh and have its full nutrition. This is a multi-colored heirloom corn from Sandhill Preservation (non GMO) grown by … Continue reading
In addition to the fantastic seeds varieties they carry, Bakers Creek Heirloom Seeds clearly has the most beautiful packages! Some of the new varieties we will be growing this season are Black Krim, Paul Robeson, Comstock Sauce and Mariglobe tomatoes. … Continue reading
1/2 tsp. baking soda 2 large eggs 3 heaping tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 1/2 cups buttermilk 3 cups cornmeal Preheat oven to 450 degrees Put skillet in the oven to heat with 2 tablespoons of lard or bacon … Continue reading
Today I plan to sit in front of the wood stove and order seeds from a few of my favorite companies and go outside a little as possible!
I bought a new coat for Betsy and then heard the weather forecast for next week and decided that Apollo also needed a coat. Too late to order him one, so I used Betsy’s as a pattern and made one … Continue reading
Santa delivered the last piece of my fiber processing equipment – my Patrick Green blender/carder. Now I have lots of work to do!
Our e-mail is currently not working so if you need to reach us you will need to either send a message on FB or call 815-467-5259. I’ll update when it’s working again.
Betsy was 1 month old on Tuesday and has gained 11lbs. I think she got her appetite from her mama. Her personality is so different from our 1st born cria Apollo. She’s far more independent even though he is 6 … Continue reading
Baron is supervising our heirloom corn harvest. When it’s dry enough, we will grind it into cornmeal.