It’s mid-July and the annual Summer heat and humidity festival has begun!
I am not at all complaining as we were blessed to have a wonderful Spring in Kentucky.
When the kids are out of school and it’s officially summer do you visit family out of state, go on vacation or the beach, or take the family camping?
Whenever I've been asked this question the answer is almost always
Most folks don’t know that as a 365-day dairy farmer, taking a weeks vacation is almost impossible. Even a weekend or overnight stay is hard work and requires much planning.
However, I knew this before getting into dairying and to be honest, after careful consideration, it was one of the reasons I decided to buy my 1st cow.
I was truly ready to commit myself to a cow and literally "marry" the farm.
It’s hard to explain, I guess you just have to be in that same
place to understand what "season" I was in at that time in my life.
Seasons- Life really is all about seasons.
So now that we are in the thick of it, what are your plans for summertime fun?
If you have some time
I’d love to have you and your family
for an overnight farm stay!
Our nightly rates are down for family summer nights. This is a seasonal thing we do to make sure we are making time for our raw milk community friends.
It’s really fun and you will experience a real-life of milking cows, collecting eggs, and pasture rotation of chickens, sheep, and goats.
So seriously we wanna see you-
Go look at your calendar and figure when you can fit some time in there
for your family to come to hang out with us!
Heck, Who knows what might happen?
You guys may get to loving this farm life as much as we do!
Lol~ Believe me it happens!
Our schedule is quite packed. We are operating a 501c3 charity in the Dairy Dream for free overnight farm stays to kids with terminal illnesses.
So I hope you will find a day/night that will accommodate to your schedule.
In the meantime here is a video of two friends
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It is still full steam ahead!
So Say Cheese!
Our very own Brooke Jennette will be attending as a guest expert
in explaining the ends and outs of cheese and its history.
I will be at the helm, leading the session from an actual
cow milking demonstration to making farmers cheese
from that fresh, off the cow, raw milk.
The annual $5.00 owner signup fee is included
in the admission price of the cheese class.
No monthly boarding is due unless you decide you can't live without our delicious creamy milk...Lol, "Believe me, it happens!"
Saturday - June 29, 2019
5 pm - 9 pm
Seats are Limited. Please Register Here.
The Health Inspectors visit & we are on a "Milk Alert"!
After all consideration, we have joyfully decided that this house would be better used to serve not just one family but many families. We truly hope to make an impact on this community!
and off their smartphones/video games.
Then this interactive farm stay is exactly where you need to be.
Come on out for your farm stay getaway.
Your kids will experience a real life of milking cows,
collecting eggs, and pasture rotation of chickens, sheep and goats.
All the while you are helping to support a charity
that gives to kids who are less fortunate
the same opportunity to have this wonderful experience.
(This Farm Stay B&B has given us the capacity
to utilize our (and other) nonprofit program in a whole new way.)
Truly good work that you can stand behind!
Click Here to visit TheDairyDream.com
**Lastly the "Milk Alert" ~ We've got issues!
If you are wanting access to real milk, there is no time like the present!
Hurry and join now before the waiting list begins!
...and this time, I finally got it right!
fresh food and pasture-raised raised Meats?
...That was me!
& there's nothing worse than to cook a pasture-raised lamb
and it just wasn't what you had anticipated.
It’s tempting to want to throw in the towel!
don't throw in the towel, but instead stay the course,
our “Dinner Course” that is!
~Cooking with my Herd Share~
Surrounded by not one who resemble her.
Her wool is dreadlocks that adorn her body and her face.
She is as dark as the other side of the moon. Often cast off alone to the side. I wonder if she notices that she is the only one in the room?
We just conversed about her over supper last night. I had assumed she was barren and what would be her future?
But in the cold of the night, as we spoke of her, unknown to us, she gave birth.
Putting all the dangerous circumstances aside, she got her baby girl up off that frigid ground!
It struck me deeply to my core... Never Underestimate Her!
Baa Baa Black Sheep!
gave birth last night to a beautiful bull calf.
We're so happy to have them both.
Blessed with an abundance of extraordinary milk.
Guernsey milk is clearly different milk than its “white” milk counterparts for many reasons.
The unique golden color of Guernsey milk comes from an unusually high content of orange beta-carotene.
The difference in the quality of Guernsey milk is remarkably higher than other cow’s milk. Through research, we are learning more each day about the value of the Golden Guernsey milk.
This golden milk has invaluable health properties. We have testimonies, from our customers, of health being restored by way of this revitalizing, life-giving, sacred golden milk
Golden Guernsey milk contains 12% more protein, 30% more cream, 33% more vitamin D, 25% more A and 15% more calcium than the average white milk. Ninety-six percent (96%) of Guernsey milk is A2 protein milk.
This is premium milk naturally high in Beta-Carotene, Omega 3, calcium, and A2 protein.
Best of all Guernsey cows do not need specialty formulated feed or additives to achieve these nutritional benefits.
It is simply pure and wholesome. All natural from this blessed cow!
Right now would be a great time to join our Raw Milk Herd Share.
Contact us to find out how you can get a glass of this Guernsey Goodness!
All of my kids did their best to make my day so special. It is amazing to know that I can depend on them.
lavish homemade donkey pinata,
beaded trinkets, cards, and a restored painting.
They worked hard to handle the daily
chores, asking me to relax.
Laila even gifted me a hand fan! LoL
~the talented milk maiden in training~ She crafted an incredibly creamy & delicious egg custard ice cream to compliment my red velvet birthday cake.
I can hardly wait for them to begin teaching others
how to serve at home with real food in the kitchen...
~SlakMarket Farm Brunch ~ Kids Classes~
Your kids are gonna have a blast with mine!
Serving as your raw milk community farmer is an honor for us to do
and I sure have enjoyed our time together this year.
Reflecting over the year I can sum up all of my efforts in the timeless
old classic, as it goes, “You Are What You Eat”...
and with that, I'm giving the final call on 2018.
to know that this is definitely not who you are.
The people who are making this Sad American Diet
obviously are not taking a break and so neither can I!
Our farm and herd share community is focused on calling you back to your humanity, by way of pastured, ethical and wholesome real food, we intend to nourish and invest in serving the core of your being.
Because you truly are what you eat!
We are committed to bringing forward solutions by
serving the basis of who you are through your food.
2019 is bringing a wealth of change to our community and I really want to see you involved.
SlakMarket Supper Club, On-Farm Brunch Service,
and also a future Butcher Shop in town.
I am so blessed to have you as a friend and I value
your relationship with the farm!
We are all wishing you and your family a very blessed holiday
and a happy, safe New Year!
You can Click Here to get the recipes for our
Creamy Dreamy Holiday Eggnog
& Delicious Lebaneh Balls!
We appreciate your support, and we trust you will have a
"tasteful" experience this holiday season!
Now that you’ve ordered it, how do you cook your heritage bird?
Because these birds are raised “free-range” they actually are able to exercise and roam freely around the farm. As I had mentioned before a heritage free-range turkey is not the same as the store-bought bird and as with most pastured meat, it needs a little bit of prep-work.
Therefore, to get a juicy roast bird, brining is key. Submerging the heritage free-range turkey in seasoned water “brine” produces moist, flavorful meat!
However, it is not always something most home cooks with a small refrigerator or a full refrigerator of holiday foods can easily do. You will need a pot large enough for the bird to be submerged in about 2 gallons of liquid for 24 to 48 hours. The pot (a large stock pot or plastic bucket) will be heavy, so you will need to put it on the bottom of the refrigerator.
Optional Free on Farm Brine Service
We have an option for you if you would like for us to store your bird in our brine mix.
After slaughter on Tuesday the 20th, we can immediately marinate the turkey in a well-seasoned brine.
It can be stored here in the farm store fridge until your ready to pick it up.
We will submerge it in a 5-gallon bucket with water that includes seasonings like fennel seeds, coriander seeds, red pepper flakes, sea salt, honey, bay leaves, thyme, garlic, and allspice.
You can carry the turkey home in the brine bucket if you have space in your fridge (or we can take it out and bag it) or just come for your pick up on the day of cooking.
I’m flexible about your pick up day. It’s whatever you need to make this work!
*Please Text Me or Reply: YES-BRINE MINE- PLEASE! If you want us to do the brine service.
Because the heritage bird has a more even proportion of dark and white meat, the turkey cooks a lot faster than a regular broad breasted bird. Folks have found that roasting it at a higher temperature for a shorter time, works best and to have it at room temperature when you put it in the oven really helps.
♦ We do not recommend stuffing the Heritage Turkey as that will increase the cooking time and the danger of drying out the turkey. Cook the stuffing on the side in a separate pan. The Heritage Turkey will be done before the Stuffing will be fully cooked.
Here is a great recipe for your Holiday Turkey
For this National Farmers Day, I want
you to take a serious look at your raw milk farmers.
Not only do we drink it, but I've spent thousands of dollars
and hours of energy acquiring it for other folks who are in our herd share.
This makes some people look at us as some kind of rouge "black market dealers" who are venturing away from the FDA’s regulations. Lol
How is it that we can drink a product that is not fit for human consumption without processing? It's illegal in a few states and was sold only as "for pet consumption" in others. What most are usually very surprised to hear is that since 2017 raw milk is consumed legally in 47 states. You can buy it right off the shelf at the grocery in a few states. Not to mention all the other countries worldwide that are consuming raw milk.
It's the raw milk that is produced in unsanitary conditions, by cows that are not required to be well and healthy, where the operators do not have to take the proper precautions and measures that one must take when harvesting their own clean milk for raw consumption.
Ask if your raw milk farmer is up to speed on testing for pathogens and bacteria etc. If they are not, they most certainly should be adding these tools into the toolbox.
Lastly, You need to go out and support your local raw milk farmer and pay the price to keep them in a sustainable and profitable business or better yet go out every day and milk your own cow or goat! Lol
miraculous gift of this amazing superfood!
The benefit factor of drinking raw milk far outweigh the risk.
The real issue is not whether raw milk obtained from grass-fed cows is safe. Rather, it’s that milk from commercially raised cows is actually dangerous to consume unless it is pasteurized. Factory-farmed animals are routinely fed an unnatural, high-protein soy- and corn-based diet and given shots of BGH (bovine growth hormone) to artificially increase milk production. This diet is so contrary to their biology that it causes severe illnesses that can only be combated by continually injecting the cows with antibiotics. These animals, kept in inhumane conditions far from their natural environment, are subject to enormous stresses. Drinking raw milk from these cows would be an exercise in stupidity.
Raw milk from healthy, grass-fed, and pasture-raised cows is in a league of its own. Organically raised cows are happy, fed on their natural diet of grass and other cow-friendly foods. They enjoy access to sunshine and pasture grazing in summer, and in winter they feast on nutritious hay or silage.
A1- Dr. Deborah Gordon, MD
A Woman Farming
in Service to You!
Along my side stands four youngins and my husband who always has my back.