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Our new favorite ground beef recipe

Summer is barbeque season, and most evenings you can find us on the patio grilling up some sausage or hamburgers. But when you’ve been eating off the grill every night for a week, it’s time to mix it up a little. This is our new favorite ground beef recipe that makes for a tasty, quick meal on the stovetop. Better yet, it’s another use for fresh basil from the garden! We found this recipe via Orangette, a blog written by […]

Spring

The pig pasture is looking good!

New Life at the Farm

Well folks, it has been a while. 2013 was an incredibly busy–and wonderful–year at the farm. We bought cattle, bred hogs, and had our biggest and best Meat CSA yet. And of course the best events of the year were the births of Alfie and Abram. We have big hopes for 2014, including doing a lot more on this blog. In the meantime, here are a couple pictures of Abram meeting his first baby chick. He’s still working on his […]

Farm Babies

It has been a year of births at the farm–first more than 20 lambs in the spring, then four calves in July (with one still expected to arrive this summer), and now two litters of piglets! We think they are all pretty cute, but see for yourself… ¬†First calf born on the farm–two days old. Sleepy piglets, about 18 hours old. ¬†The daddy pig was a Duroc, which is a red breed. This is one of Millie’s piglets, which are […]

CSA Signups–Last Call

We have doubled our CSA capacity this year and have nearly filled the available slots. Thanks so much to all who already signed up. We have just a few spots left in our summer meat CSA. Sign up now to provide your family with a mix of grass fed beef, pastured whey-fed pork, and pastured chicken. For $265 your family will receive 4 installments of meat from June-September. For $500 you will receive 8 installments from June-February. In addition to […]

Favorite Thanksgiving & Fall Recipes

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Adam and I thought we would share some of our favorite fall recipes, including a very simple roast turkey recipe. What are your favorite fall recipes? Any Thanksgiving dishes that you can’t live without? Edible Michiana recently featured Adam’s turkey recipe in their November Newsletter and Events Calendar. If you haven’t signed up yet for Edible’s newsletter, you can visit their facebook page and send them a message with your email address. Once […]

Hoof and Wing: a new blog at Goshen Commons

Hi, folks! I wanted to let you know I have started a new blog at Goshen Commons, a community website run by the Goshen College communications department. The blog is called “Hoof and Wing: Raising Pigs in the Woods and Other Time-Consuming Hobbies.” I’ll be posting there every Thursday for the foreseeable future. This will be a place for me to write about my personal experience with farming, gardening, and other projects. My story is only one-fifth of Blue Heron […]

Elkhart Dining Days–Featuring Blue Heron Pork!

If you haven’t yet taken part in Elkhart Dining Days, you are missing out! It’s your chance to eat delicious food, support local restaurants, and give to a good cause–$2 of every meal goes to support Church Community Services. We’re a little late in our announcement, but there are still a few days left. Through October 6 you can get either a 3-course meal or dinner for 2 for just $25, depending on the restaurant. We are of course partial […]

Farm to Table Meal featuring Blue Heron pork!

Check out this latest event by our friends at Clay Bottom Farm, along with Viand Chef Services. (We think the 4th course looks especially tasty.) Follow the links for photos of a previous farm to table meal–it looks amazing!

Turkey Love

Baby chicks sure are cute, but baby turkeys (called “poults”) are my favorite. Unlike skittish chicks, turkeys like people and will run toward you, rather than away from you, when you approach them. They do adorable things like cock their heads and poke at your wedding ring (shiny!) and they might even try to pull your hair.   Two years ago when we were raising turkeys for the first time, I fell in love with the tiniest, most pathetic of […]