Author Archives: jericacadman

Why does fat go SPLAT?

I was just chatting with someone about whether or not one could “harvest” the fat that floats to the top of broth while it’s cooking, and use it just like lard. I told her you could, but that it’s not … Continue reading

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Just for fun – Springtime Farm Babies

Just for fun, I thought I’d post some cute springtime farm pictures of babies from the farm. Because seeing baby anything makes people happy. 🙂 Everyone needs some pictures of a kitten some time or other. Meet “Scratch” the farm … Continue reading

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Are you falling asleep at the kitchen stove?

There is an interesting thing happening in our culture. Advertising. Advertising wins. If you can come up with the prettiest ad, the cleverest motto, the most touching video clip, you can sell anything. But what if you can’t… Farmers aren’t … Continue reading

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Time-Saving Kitchen Tips You Can Do Today

If you’re into real ingredients, you probably spend a lot of time cooking and have accumulated your own set of kitchen tips. When we started working through the healing process for Matt’s autoimmune disease (ulcerative colitis), we had to make … Continue reading

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Sometimes Momma Has to Run

Most of our cows don’t have real names anymore–truly, there are over 100 cows out there in the pasture, and most of them have a new baby every year, so it would be pretty tough to keep track of every … Continue reading

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Where’s Waldo?

I have noticed this really interesting phenomenon that happens when people come out to the farm to pick up orders. They get out of their cars, stretch their legs (since most of them having driven a little distance to get … Continue reading

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Someone is trying to trick you.

Someone is trying to trick you. They have started using this marketing word, and it’s working. What’s the word? Local. “Local” is the new “healthy.” But my, oh, my, how the falsehoods abound. (Quick disclaimer: I don’t think “local” is … Continue reading

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Running a farm is like flying a spaceship.

Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from one of our institutional vendors, verifying our practice standards so they can make sure they’re marketing their product correctly. As I was chatting with him, I realized something. You see, a lot of … Continue reading

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A brief update as we head into March…

We lost all the small birds! You’re going to laugh. We ran out of little chickens! Other than a couple remaining 3-pounder birds, all we have is our December stock of whole birds, ranging from Really Big (4.5 lb) to … Continue reading

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Don’t be confused about LYE soap!

Soap: What’s with the lye? I cannot tell a lye… (I know, very punny, right? I couldn’t resist!) I want to talk to you about lye soap. A lot of people hear farmers like me talking about our good old-fashioned … Continue reading

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