I wanted to give you a quick update on what's going on on our farm. The most exciting news is that we've had a chicken harvest recently. It was very stressful but luckily this year we had several wonderful people come out to the farm and help us with the harvest. As you know we don't usually harvest on the farm so this was a change for us. Brian and I have only done it once before and it took us about two weeks with just the two of us! Needless to say, Brian told me that he would not be doing it this year without several people to help out. On chicken harvest day several people descended upon the farm with such love and grace in their hearts. None of them having harvested or dressed out a chicken before. It was truly a beautiful thing to see all these people, some of whom strangers, come together and work so harmoniously.
To add to the stress, our new walk in freezer died due to all the rain! So during the harvest the repair man was fixing it. But it all worked out thanks to our awesome helpers!
In other news are visiting boar, lovingly nicknamed Dr. Love, returned to his home in Cullman. Our sows seem to be very happily pregnant, Munchie included. Fir those of you who are unfamiliar with Munchie she is the sweetest pig that Brian and I bottle raised. Now, she is well over 300lbs! Hopefully we will begin seeing little babies in July.
(Brian and baby Munchie working on the chicken tractor for the layers. Munchie was not kicked out of the house at this age...haha)
Gracie and Miss daisy have been exploring the farm in their various rotations. A few times I haven't had their fence hot enough and I've discovered them "taking care of the lawn" in the morning. It's pretty funny to set out with your coffee in the morning fog and run into 1000 lb animal!
I hope you can find time to swing by and see us this summer at the College Street Market Thursdays from 3-7pm at Singing River Live on East College Street. We will be sure to have all your favorites there!
Don't let a little ol' chicken scare you! Breaking down a whole chicken is way easier than you think.
Buying a whole chicken is way more economical. If you don't want to roast your chicken all at once, here's how to break it down.
We can't order pork chops at restaurants anymore because of this recipe. Dry chewy pork chops are just such a drag.
Check out our secret to cooking mouth-watering pork chops. It will have you wishing you'd been doing this all along.
"Do I REALLY know where this food is coming from?"
At various points in our country's history, legislation that widens the gap between farmer and consumer has been allowed to pass. For example: in 2015, with meatpacker support, our government eliminated the Country Of Origin Labeling laws which told us where a particular package of meat came from.
Guess who is winning there?
NOT you the consumer
NOT the farmer supplying beef
but the MIDDLE MAN.