Our farm fell in to a HUGE problem a few years back: Coyotes. These coyotes learned quickly they had a free and easy meal in the mobile chicken coops. The nightly feeding frenzies escalated so much that we almost lost our farm to these relentless predators.
Lots of ideas kicked around but the one that stuck was adding livestock guardian dogs to the farm. We adopted a male and female Anatolian Shepherd and Great Pyreness mix (which we breed as we need for our farm).
Things changed in such a big way! We were able...
Bee Pollen. Some of you have seen these little beauties in jars, touted as a super food and sold at farmers markets and health food stores. It looks interesting enough but what exactly is it, and why is it important to incorporate as a daily supplement?
First, let’s talk about what it is and why it was created by bees to begin with:
Pollen is collected by bees and packed with saliva and honey to create sacs (aka pollen pants) that they carry on their hind...
The Offal Truth
Organ meats - so foreign to most of us Americans that we call it “offal” (pronounced awful) but when given the right preparation can rival any meat we are accustomed to. Full of iron, vitamins and nutrients; these meats are what our ancestors ate because it was affordable and sustainable. Eating nose to tail honors the animal, stretches the dollar and nourishes bodies. Choosing pastured offal not only supports your local farmer but it promotes humane treatment of these animals and favors responsible stewardship of the environment. Read the article
Primal lamb is back in stock, so we're heading into the kitchen with so many new recipes to try!
What is Primal Lamb?
Primal lamb is raised right here on our farm in Southern California. The Dorper breed produces a much more mild and sweet flavor than traditional lamb or mutton. These sheep have been raised on 100% native, California grasses, which also contributes to a much more palatable flavor than their grain-fed counterparts.
While most people can taste a big difference between a young lamb and older sheep (mutton) the Dorper breed maintains a consistent flavor profile throughout...
When you shop for meat at a supermarket, it’s easy to look at the piles of plastic-wrapped chicken breast and not realize where it came from. We did it for years, never connecting the meat in the store to the living, breathing animal it originated from.
That’s what we’re trying to change, and why we’re so passionate about sharing our pasture raised meat with you directly. If you’ve never purchased from a small farm before, there’s three things that you should know.
Simply put, a chicken is more than a breast,...
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