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I often say that we are soil farmers and when I do I sometimes get funny looks. But it’s true! At the heart of all that we do is a commitment to making sure that we continually regenerate the land we farm on while producing the healthiest, most ethical and sustainably raised meats. Soil regeneration […]

Homesteading, Livestock

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The short answer is yes, but I’ll explain, I promise! Unfortunately the idea of “hormone free” meat, like many other labeled claims commonly seen on meat sold at the grocery store, has become yet another buzzword and an incorrect one at that. But it’s not hard to see how it can easily be misconstrued; hormone […]

Butchery

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It’s been a bit of a wait but we’re restocking our dry aged beef again this weekend! To celebrate I’m sharing some of my favorite beef recipes, all featuring back-in-stock cuts available in the ranch store! Beef-and-Vegetable Potpie with Cheddar Biscuits from Food&Wine Give your usual ground beef meals an upgrade with this hearty and […]

Beef, Recipe

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INGREDIENTS Lamb Cream cheese Filling Jalapeños Toppings: (optional) DIRECTIONS Start by making the lamb mixture. Preheat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Start cooking the onions until they’re soft. Season the lamb with all the spice blend above and add it with the onions and cook over medium-high heat. Cook for […]

Lamb, Recipe

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I might be biased but it’s hard to beat our grass-fed lamb – it’s deliciously mild with a melt in your mouth texture that’s spoiled me for all other lamb. We can barely keep it in stock so whenever it’s back I get excited, for our customers and us too! Since lamb is back in […]

Lamb, Recipe

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Fall is here and the colder temps mean I want nothing but warm and comforting meals pretty much exclusively. This time of year is also when I love to cook with pork; it’s fantastic for low and slow cooking and pairs really well with fall veggies and even fruit. Here are my current favorite pork […]

Recipe

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When you hear the words “certified organic” what comes to your mind? I think for many folks they picture hand picked produce and livestock grazing acres of green rolling pastures. They picture ecological synergy and conservation. Unfortunately, this is a romanticized version of what it means to be certified organic and for many small farms […]

Farm Store, Livestock

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I promise you (this time) that the answer to this question is truly not that deep, though the story of how we ended up with goats is kind of funny. Ryan (my husband, for the new folks) swore to me that we would never get goats. He found them to be just plain annoying and […]

Homesteading, Livestock

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If you’ve ever looked at a package of bacon you may have noticed the words “nitrate-free” or something similar. Over the last few years nitrates have been the subject of a lot of controversy because of their possible link to carcinogenic compounds but I’m here to dissect what it really means to be nitrate-free when […]

Butchery

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This is one of the biggest misconceptions out there about organic foods. The reality is that while most synthetic sprays are prohibited from use on a certified organic operation, it doesn’t mean that certain pesticides and fertilizers are. Let’s get into it. Let’s touch on this first though: Organic does not mean no spray. It […]

Homesteading

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Watch out because here I go again with another post that’s sure to ruffle some feathers. This picture from the other day fills my heart with warm fuzzies – but also quite a bit of shock – because this sow had a whopping 18 piglets, an unusually high number. But if you look closely, you’ll […]

Livestock, Pigs