Monthly Archives: July 2013

First Farm Raised Beef

Last week we took our first steer to the butcher.  We started raising cattle on the farm in 2010 with three bred heifers who calved in June of 2011.  This steer was one of those calves.  The other two calves … Continue reading

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Garden Expansion

Here’s our main garden now, with pumpkin and winter squash growing in the foreground.  A cover crop of blackeyed peas is growing thick in the middle rows which we have finished harvesting for this season.  Actively growing summer varieties are … Continue reading

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Eggplant Cake Recipe

Mid Summer is eggplant season.  Here’s a great and creative way to use these wonderful vegetables.  This cake would remind you of a zucchini bread.  It takes about 12 Asian style eggplants or 6 medium to large size Italian style … Continue reading

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Rain Brings Green Grazing

We’ve been greatly blessed with rain this week.  After a dry spring in which we received less rain than typical, our pasture grass was beginning to suffer and with it the cattle.  We use portable electric fencing to limit where … Continue reading

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