Ding Dong Moo?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Well, I’m a bit of a country lady and many times I find myself a bit behind the news of current fades.  Recently while sitting in a dentist office, I read about the Butcher Box company and became facinated by their kickstart success story. They have a hash tag #dingdongmoo. I'm a small heritage breeder of turkey, chicken, lamb with a specialty in...

How I Started Baking

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ok, so I was at a show this past weekend sharing many of the baked items that we have available at the ranch store and someone asked me, " When did you start Baking?".  That was really easy to answer and I thought that it would be a story worth sharing.  

I'm not from a family of bakers or foodies like many other chefs.  My mother as wonderful...

Canned Goods and Calcium Chloride

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I think canning is a beautiful art.  The cabinates full of those beautiful glass jars and gold seals filled with colorful fruits, vegetables and preserves of all types, not to mention sauces.   I remember watching my mother can all throughout the year when I was a child.  Those days will filled with boiling water everywhere and the smells of fruit...

Heritage Chickens and Why?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Heritage Chickens are the breeds that our grand parents and great grand parents had on their supper tables.  

Technically, according to the Livestock Conservancy, a heritage chicken is a bird that adheres to four basic conditions:

 They must be an American Poultry Association breed recognized with a breed standard prior to the...

USDA For Tamworth Pigs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

So I am continuing my story and I have to say that I had some real concerns about my beautiful Tamworth Pigs going to a USDA facility.  But , I have to say that it was a great experience.  Our pigs were allowed to go into an area that was filled with shavings and bark and then they were gradually lead to a super clean holding pen and all was quiet....

Heritage Meat to Market

Monday, September 25, 2017

It has been a very interesting journey building a ranch that focuses on Heritage Meat.  There have been many rewards and challenges.  Our biggest reward is the fact that we are doing something in a sustainable manner that is actually preserving the integrity of genetic diversity in the livestock breeds that remain on our planet.  To this end, we are...

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