This Week at Peaceful Heart Farm:
If you haven’t listened to the latest podcast, I’ll bring you up to date on the previous birth. We lost the mom three days after she gave birth. It was a very sad day for us. On the upside, we had a new calf born 2 days ago. Always a joy to see that. Mom and boy are doing very well.
We are looking into starting up a herd share program. That’s right! If you’ve ever wanted to have the benefits of consuming your own milk and milk products from your own cow but were not prepared to care for the animal, we can take care of that for you.
The way it works is you would buy a share of the herd. That entitles you to the benefits of the milk produced by the herd. Please let us know if you are interested in this kind of arrangement. Get on the wait list early as there will be a limited number of shares available.
We’d love to meet you in person. Come see us at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market, April 27th from 10 am to 12 noon. We can also serve your needs at the farm. Email me if you’d like to come out to the farm and pick up your lamb, beef, or goat.
I’m so excited to share the Farm News from this week.
- This week’s FarmCast is a quick look at the Tradition of Dairying.
- Most Recent Recipes
- Important Stuff in the News This Week
Peaceful Heart FarmCast
This episode is a lead up to you having your own family cow. Some myths are dispelled and lots of great info on these lovely creatures. “The Tradition of Dairying” is the topic.
This is an educational one with a bit of history, so LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE. Or, if you have an Alexa device, just say: “Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.”
Ghee: This is a shelf stable product and so easy to make. When you become part of our cow herd Share program, you will have lots of butter. It’s so easy to turn that into ghee. This fantastic cooking medium lasts a very long time on your shelf.
Easter Leg of Lamb: Easter is fast approaching. Come see us at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market and pick up some Easter lamb. We have bone-in legs (on sale 40% off), boneless shoulder roasts (on sale 40% off), and ground lamb. I have Greek Meatballs for Easter, Easter Leg of Lamb and Southwestern Shoulder Roast recipe cards. Choose one FREE with your purchase.
Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus: Around here we are just waiting for the asparagus to peak its head up from the ground. Yes, it’s that time of year. From about April through June an abundance of fresh asparagus is available. Check out your local farmer’s market to find this delicious veggie for your family.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: If you’re going to enjoy cheese, I can think of no better way than melted on some toasted bread slathered with butter. A grilled cheese sandwich is simple to make but improvements can always be made. This recipe will give you the confidence to make your grilled cheese sandwich spectacular. Here are four tips for making that perfect grilled cheese sandwich even better.
Important Stuff in the News
Top 10 Herd Share Questions Answered: This is a great and informative piece that will answer many of your questions. Feel free to contact us as well and we will answer or find the answer and get back to you.
5 Quail Species to Raise: I just got the word that the quail eggs I ordered for incubation are in the mail. I’m including this fun article to give you a bit more info on this topic. My eggs will be here within 48-72 hours. We will be raising coturnix quail.
Notre Dame Cathedral History: My heart said to include this piece. The disaster at the Cathedral of Notre Dame is heartbreaking. Such a rich history. I get choked up and can’t really say more here.