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Bacon isn’t just for breakfast: Bacon Cornbread Recipe

This is one of our favorite bacon recipes. It travels well to potlucks, picnics, and barbeques, and still tastes good as leftovers. CSA customers, you’ll be getting a pound of bacon this week, along with chicken, pork chops, ground beef, a ham hock, and sausage. Enjoy! Bacon Cornbread Makes one 10-inch round bread Adapted from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, an excellent bread-baking book. 1 cup coarse cornmeal 2 cups buttermilk 8 ounces bacon 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose […]

Friday Surprise!

Yesterday we went to move the sheep to fresh pasture and came upon a brand new lamb! According to Tom and Cas, this is the latest lamb they’ve had since starting the herd over six years ago. The lamb was sleeping this morning, tucked into a tall tuft of grass. The mama ewe started bleating, encouraging the lamb to get up and nurse. After nursing, Mama looked it over and cuddled for a while. It’s hard to tell how small […]

Hello from Blue Heron!

We love to eat, and to eat well.  That simple fact contributed greatly to the fact that we farm.  For us to eat well begins with fruits, vegetables, grains, and animals that are raised well.  Our farming continues to teach us what it means to do just that.  Care of course must be taken in all parts of the process of eating, and so we also consider harvesting/butchering, cooking in the kitchen, and presentation of food important.  We hope this […]