Shepherding the Flock, Tending the Garden
Feeding methods cost: A three year wintering investigation was conducted at Dickinson Research Extension Center in North Dakota to determine the effect of hay feeding methods on cow wintering cost. The average amount of hay wasted needs to be calculated when determining how much hay to provide to cows every day or when making forage… Continue Reading →
Servings: 8 Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 3-4 Hours INSTRUCTIONS 2 guajillo chiles 2 ancho chiles 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano 1 teaspoon cumin 1-1/2 teaspoons piloncillo or brown sugar 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup water, or more as necessary 2-3 pounds boneless leg of… Continue Reading →
Grazing alfalfa in the late fall can be a great economical feed source. However, with these warmer fall temperatures (or lack of hard frosts) and high cattle and lamb prices can create a situation where bloat could be very costly. There are no “for sure” rules to determine when alfalfa is “safe” to graze, however… Continue Reading →
I bought John Seymour’s “Self Sufficient Life and how to live it”. I have been wanting it for years and finally bought it for our Farm Library. I have only gotten to page 23 and already have learned much. Seymour states “There should be no need for a garbage man on the self-sufficient farm.” I… Continue Reading →
How much land do you need? How many and what kind of animals? Start where you are and take small steps toward your goals…you will get there. The important thing is to start. For years we talked of farming, being self-sufficient and someday; then one day we realized that was what we had been doing… Continue Reading →
INGREDIENTS 4 pounds boneless leg of American lamb 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional) 1 cup mixed herbs combined (parsley, mint, thyme) 2/3 cup olive oil 5 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 7 Orchard Valley Choice Mission Figs 3 tablespoons pistachios DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to… Continue Reading →
INGREDIENTS FILLING 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1-1/2 pounds ground American lamb 1- 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1/4… Continue Reading →
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