Hello everybody,

Well it’s ready. After a wild week of getting information together, editing documents, developing spreadsheets, updating the website and on and on — the herd share is rolling out. First deliveries are set up for Saturday June 2nd at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market. 

There are a very limited number of shares available.

Please go HERE to sign up and download the contract, bill of sale, and the jar cleaning protocol. 

As always, we’d love to meet you in person. Come see us at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market. We can talk about Herd shares and I will have the required documents at hand so you can sign up right away. The summer season is in full swing and we will be there every Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon. This week I’ll have tasting samples of our grass-fed beef, lamb and chev (goat). I will also have yogurt samples. 

Visit our dairy farm in Claudville, Virginia Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon and Saturday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm. Come visit us in person, find out how we raise our animals and why you will love the taste of tradition that is inherent in all of our products. Herd share holders will be able to see up close how their cows will be cared for and where the cheese will be made and stored. 

I want to follow up on a previous FarmCast, The Taste of Cheese where I talked about developing your expertise with using descriptive words. The FREE downloads of Classifying Cheese by Type and Category and Expand Your Cheese Vocabulary are still available at our website. Please stop by and get your FREE resources. 

  • This week’s FarmCast is Our Virginia Life. Inspiration for you to begin your journey–no matter what it is — today. 
  • Most Recent Recipes
  • Important Stuff in the News This Week

Peaceful Heart FarmCast

This week’s FarmCast is a run down of the long and wonderful journey Scott and I embarked upon and are still traveling regarding our transition from Information Technology and Medical professionals to the homestead life. 

I hope this FarmCast inspires you to go after your dreams no matter how far-fetched or impossible they may seem to you today. You can do it. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. Before you know it, you’ll wake up one day and you will be there.

You can LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HEREOr, if you have an Alexa device, just say:Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.

And don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to the Peaceful Heart Farm podcast on Apple PodcastsAndroidTuneIn, Stitcher or Spotify

Recent Recipes

Click the links and check them out. All of my recipes are printable.

greek spiced ground meat medley with yogurt or sour creamGreek Spiced Ground Meat Medley with Yogurt or Sour Cream: This recipe is for my Keto and carnivore friends and listeners. If you have a traditional, diversified farm with all kinds of ruminant animals, this recipe is for you. Or if you are shopping at your local farmer’s market for a variety of grass-fed meats, this recipe is for you. It calls for one pound each of beef, lamb and chev or goat, but you can use any combination of these meats. Or you could divide the ingredients by three and only use 1 lb.

For those of you who are not restricting carbohydrates, feel free to stuff this into a pita. You’ll be glad you did!!

mint sauceMint Sauce: This is an easy mint sauce recipe that will make your lamb dinner out of this world. It’s basic structure is a combination of sweet and sour with that unforgettable taste of mint.

Try it with this Easter Leg of Lamb. Replace the red wine vinegar sauce with Eliza Leslie’s Mint Sauce.

easter leg of lambMom’s Chocolate Pie: The Tradition of Mother’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to try out Mom’s Chocolate Pie. This one is easy with a classic meringue topping. If you prefer whipped cream or whipped topping, it will do just as well. Make mom proud in 2019. You can do it!! 

Stinging Nettles InfusionStinging Nettles Infusion: This is an energizing infusion. It works on the adrenals to build energy and stamina. Conversely, with strengthened adrenal function you can expect to rest better and to experience less anxiety.

Important Stuff in the News

Is Breeding A2 Milk For You?: These are some of the statistics regarding our Normande cows and their great A2 genetics 

Why A2 Milk?: Some fun facts about A2 milk. The article centers on Guernsey cows. However, we have two certified A2A2 Jersey cows. And of course our heritage breed Normandes are predominantly genetically A2A2.

Dr Karl explains the difference between A1 and A2 milk: Just a bit of the science behind A2 protein in milk


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