Nutrition

Fall Apple Pick-Up

October 21, 2009
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For those who ordered apples…..  They are almost here…. Stay tuned for pick-up times and directions to the farm.  I’ll be sending those out in the next day or so. 

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Slow Food vs. Fast Food

July 11, 2009
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Slow Food vs. Fast Food

Our friends over on Beaverdam Creek, run an organic family farm and run a popular CSA program.  You should check out their website and blog and see all the great things they do.  They “grow slow food” and supply their customers weekly with a basket of fresh, organic veggies grown in their huge garden.  They also send…

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Green Beans in the Garden

July 6, 2009
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Green Beans in the Garden

Have I mentioned how much I like the hay mulch gardening method?  I just wanted to reiterate how GREAT it is!  We are just now getting to the point where we are bringing in something from the garden on a daily basis….and, oh boy, how exciting has this been for our family?  Very!  Gardening is…

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A Food Inc. Movie Review

June 23, 2009
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Here’s a Food INC. movie review from some friends of ours: Well, we just got back from the movie. Their answers to the problem seemed to rely too much on government, interestingly the same people they place a large portion of the blame on. I have put a review on my blog here.  Update from…

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Factory Farms and Swine Flu

April 28, 2009
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Quite a bit of information is coming out about the swine flu “pandemic”.  Here’s one of the thought provoking articles I read,  Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are “Breeding Grounds” of Swine Flu Pandemic.  Large-scale swine producers in Mexico deny that their industry is the source of the deadly new influenza strain, saying the animals are…

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Real or Fake Food?

February 22, 2009
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Here’s another good reason why you should know where your food is coming from.  This article from USA Today:  Something Fishy?  Counterfeit foods enter the U.S. market. Some of your favorite foods may be fakes.  Foods masquerading as something else — a more nutritious something else — have been big news in the past two…

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Ron Paul and Raw Milk

February 5, 2009
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Statement of Congressman Ron Paul Introducing Legislation Allowing Interstate Shipment of Unpasteurized Milk January 29, 2009 “Madame Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation that allows the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines. This legislation removes an unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell or otherwise…

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Pantry 2009: Making Apple Sauce Pictures

January 12, 2009
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Pantry 2009: Making Apple Sauce Pictures

I have been working on getting my pantry stocked with apple sauce.  It was a nice thought, but isn’t producing the vision I had of jars and jars of yummy homemade applesauce lining my pantry shelves.  It’s my first try.  Next time the babies will be napping before I attempt any canning.  I have another…

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Vaughnshire Pancake Recipe

December 22, 2008
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Vaughnshire Pancake Recipe

I am re-posting this recipe for those who have not seen it.  This is a pancake recipe that we sorta made up from a combination of recipes. The idea was to create a simple pancake recipe that the kids could remember and whip up if I needed them to. A Large Family Amount of Pancakes…

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Black Walnuts

November 7, 2008
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Black Walnuts

If only I had endless energy and time, I could do a lot with all the black walnuts around here.    Here are just a few that the kids picked up.  In addition to being the cause of a potential hospital trip for a broken ankle (have you ever tried walking on ground covered by fallen…

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Making Herbal Remedies

October 28, 2008
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Making Herbal Remedies

This was so much fun!  We made several herbal remedies and mixed up some herbal teas.  We picked some mullein  growing back in the hollow and used in one of the remedies along with the rest of the herbs I ordered.  I will keep posting about the process of making these remedies and let you…

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Pig 1 and Pig 2

September 15, 2008
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Pig 1 and Pig 2

One of the questions we were asked recently was about our pigs…. So here is a brief overview of what we have learned with pig 1 and pig 2… We recently took pig 2 to the butcher shop and we are absolutely thrilled with the difference in taste and quality of meat between pig 1 and pig 2.  With…

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Back to the Butcher – Picking up our meat

August 22, 2008
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Back to the Butcher – Picking up our meat

Today we were quite busy.  We took a trip to the butcher shop to pick up our meat.  We took all the coolers and freezer bags we had and still needed more…so the children ended up packing some of the meat in plastic bags and putting it inside boxes.  We froze on the way home with the air…

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From Field to Table..Family Style Food Production

August 5, 2008
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From Field to Table..Family Style Food Production

Since moving to the farm, we have had a crash course with the concept of food going from the field to table…family style.  I will be the first to admit that at first it was at first very strange concept.  We, like the majority of Americans, were completely disconnected from knowing where our food came from.  However, lately we…

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The Country Gentleman Corn Afternoon Shucking Event

July 31, 2008
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The Country Gentleman Corn Afternoon Shucking Event

The children harvested some of their corn today.   It was a very exciting site to watch.  The older ones picked and the younger ones shucked.  I explained the art of shucking.  The 3 year old was the most intent.  She kept saying, “..but his corn hairs keep touching me…” Corn shucking proved to be an excellent…

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