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How does the drought affect small farms?

Just yesterday I was thinking it was time for another rainstorm. Then early this morning I woke up to thunder rumbling outside my bedroom window, and the sacred sound of rain splashing the roof and running in the gutters. If you had told me two weeks ago that our grass would turn green again this summer, I would have scoffed. And yet after a week and a half of regular rain showers it looks like Goshen might recover from this […]

Easy Pulled Pork for Busy People (no oven required)

For many people, summer is the time to kick back, relax, and maybe get a few projects done around the house. But for me, summer is always the busiest time of year. Summer means more animals: since our chickens are pasture-raised, we raise them between April and October, when it’s warm enough for them to live outdoors full-time. By July we have several batches of chickens going at once–one or two hundred on pasture and a hundred in the brooder, […]

Half-Hogs for Sale Now!

We have pasture-raised pork available now, custom cut to your specifications. There are a few left, but they’re going to butcher next week, so contact Elise and Adam at 574.971.5146 to reserve your half or whole hog! These fat-and-happy pigs have spent their lives in shady pastures, eating roots, tubers, leaves and grass. They’ve enjoyed locally grown, GMO-free feed, supplemented with spent brewery grains from Iechyd Da Brewery. (Check out our video of the pigs eating brewery grains–and loving it–for […]

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 […]

Father’s Day Beer Can Chicken

Father’s Day is around the corner and the first delivery of the Blue Heron Meat CSA will arrive just in time. If you haven’t signed up yet, we’ve got a few spots left–check out our CSA page for details. It’s the perfect gift for Dad, and the first pick-up is this Saturday. Father’s Day Beer Can Chicken Two Whole Chickens MARINADE ½ C veggie oil ½ C Water 2 T Worcestershire 2 T Soy Sauce 1T Cider Vinegar 1 T […]

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 […]

Beef Quarters Available, Facebook

Here’s a picture of three nice looking (If I do say so myself) cattle on the way to the butcher, in preparation for our Summer Meat CSA. We made a last minute decision to sell quarters of one more animal than we had planned to, so we have last minute beef available –  three quarters of beautiful grassfed Black Angus beef for all your summer grilling etc. needs. Each quarter costs $550 and will provide about 135 lbs of custom-cut […]

Blue Heron Sausage at the Constant Spring–Tonight!

We are big fans of First Fridays here in Goshen, especially the May edition. We highly recommend coming downtown tonight for the I ❤ Goshen Bicycle Criterium–an awesomely fast bike race that draws professional cyclists from miles around. But tonight we are especially excited because A Constant Spring is serving up a First Fridays special: Blue Heron pork sausage! So if you don’t have plans yet, come downtown tonight. Since they are serving food in the alley next to the […]

Waking up the Piggies

This morning we checked on the pigs around 8:30 and they were all still asleep snuggled up, until they heard us and got startled: [youtube=] This Wednesday we moved the pigs out from winter quarters to summer pasture – it involved a pretty sizable truck load of feeders, feed, quonset hut for shelter and of course our beauty pageant winning trailer with 25 impatient pigs inside. The thing about doing this move is that it’s always fun to see just […]

New Baby Chicks

Today we got new baby chicks! Summer CSA people, these are for you. Here they are taking their first drinks: [youtube=]