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September 28, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
The pigs are so big! When I visited the farm in March, they were just babies, squirming around and squealing in hay in the barn. Now, they are nearly 400 pounds and living in the woods. It has been so amazing having a deep connection to the food that I prepare for my family. By reading these newsletters, I hope that you feel a bit more connected to your food, too.
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September 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
​My 5-year-old son reports that, as his average middle-class public school, he is in the minority of kids who bring a homemade lunch. Most kids buy lunch from the cafeteria. And, unsurprisingly, my 5-year-old son has cafeteria envy (and it’s only his second week of school… ever). He said to me, “Oh, good, your packing carrots. You know, I can buy dip for those in the cafeteria.”
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September 8, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
It’s no secret. Our bestselling raw cottage cheese is freaking awesome. It’s a special recipe developed by the farmer’s wife that crafts a super creamy, small curd, spreadable soft cheese. Our cottage cheese is perfect for smearing on bread, piling on top of a bowl of fresh fruit, enjoying as a dessert with some dark chocolate hazelnut butter, or simply spooning into your mouth on its own. There are endless mouthwatering possibilities.
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September 1, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Last week, my family ended up with some sour milk. So... I decided to make some clabber (for those who may not know, clabber is raw milk that has naturally clotted or curdled). I divided the milk amongst two 1⁄2 gallon mason jars, topped them with a clean cloth, and secured the cloth with a rubber band. Then, I put it on the kitchen counter and promptly forgot about it.
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August 17, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
I visited the farm yesterday. As always, it was a joy. I saw the shiny new barn in progress, helped milk the cows and said hi to the many pregnant ladies, took a hair sample for A1/A2 genetic testing, held a cow by her slimy nostrils to give a homeopathic treatment, and had a sit-down meeting with the farmer.
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August 10, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
We currently have 6 beef cattle on the farm. Once butchered, that will be about 2,200 pounds of boneless trimmed beef. Wow! That’s a ton of food for our members... literally.
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August 3, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
In 2016, after reading the book Devil in the Milk by Keith Woodford, the farmer became interested in A2/A2 cow’s milk. This interest arose from two experiences: (1) The farmer noticed that the calves fed A2/A2 cow’s milk grew faster and did not get diarrhea; and (2) The . farmer’s baby Hannah was quite unhappy and did not want her homemade formula until the family starting using A2/A2 cow’s milk. After switching to A2/A2 cow’s milk, she immediately took the bottle and was very content and happy!
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July 27, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Our cows are on a staggered birthing and milking schedule. The summer is when we produce the least amount of milk. Let me explain.
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July 20, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
We all know it. Miller’s Bio Farm food costs more - certainly more than conventional food and sometimes more than organic farm food. We cost more because we produce the most digestible and nutrient-dense food possible. Every aspect of our farming practices is considered to grow the health of our soil, our plants, our animals, our environment, our staff, and our members and their families.
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July 13, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
The farm has been exploring different fermented dairy products. Last week I tasted our blueberry kefir for the first time. Normal kefir is not palatable to me (or my kids). However, the blueberry variety is. It’s not just the blueberries and maple syrup. The actual taste of the kefir changed. Of course, this made me curious and want to learn more.
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