Gary the snail
I swear, how do these kids find these creatures? This time, a snail. Would you be surprised if we called it Gary? I have to admit, it was very cool to look at. I also have to admit that I don’t remember ever seeing a snail like this is real life. Only in pictures or only the leftover shell. Never one with a real live snail living it in! Very very fascinating. It kept us entertained for a...
Fresh strawberry fruit bars
Oh my gosh - YUM! With so many strawberries around, I had to start looking for ways to eat ‘em up, so I turned to my favorite - foodgawker.com. Inspired by this recipe (thanks, Jane!), I ordered a popsicle maker (see link below) and made this recipe: 2-4 cups fresh strawberries 1/4 cup vanilla (or plain) yogurt 1-2 teaspoons sugar Popsicle sticks Before you begin, soak your popsicle sticks...
Sweetlove Farm has new baby lambs! I know, I know, “new” plus “baby” plus “lambs” is triple redundant but that’s the only way to describe it. They are so so cute and sweet. Come see them if you get a chance!
Mother's Day at Sweetlove Farm
Phil and the kids disappeared for a time on Saturday before Mother’s Day and secretly mowed, weed-whacked, and chain-sawed a sweet little meadow area north of one of our ponds. They surprised me the next morning with a wonderful breakfast in this little oasis they created - cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, and coffee. It was amazing! This kind of gift is better than any material thing I could ever...
...and here's why I love being a mom:
Another yummy chicken recipe
We found another delicious recipe that we can use Sweetlove Farm chicken in - Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry. Super simple (except, let’s be honest, de-boning the chicken - not my forte so I leave that part up to Phil) and super yummy. The kids loved it too. Inspired by this recipe (thanks Julie!), I made a couple small tweaks - I used a whole chicken, cut up, and fresh - rather than frozen -...
Putting up strawberries
We’ve been freezing strawberries out the wazoo lately! Most evenings Fin and I go out and pick the berries, bring them in, and immediately lop off the tops and place them on trays to go in the freezer. This way they freeze as fresh as possible. Once frozen overnight, we then put them in quart-sized freezer bags. Can’t wait to have strawberries in the dead of winter!
Sweetlove gets pigs
We’re very excited to announce that we got two piglets this week! This is Phil’s first endeavor with raising pigs, and it’s a long time coming. If you haven’t read the story, check it out here. Phil finally decided it was time to have some of our own pork in the freezer. We’ll keep you posted on how it goes!
Did you know?
Baby chicks (layers or broilers) come in the mail! Yep - peep, peep, peeping away, snug in a box or two. Call up, order a batch, they come in the mail. Amazing huh?
Sorting the sheep
It’s that time of year when we sort the ewes and the rams in order to send the rams to get processed. In other words, we’ll have lamb at the Farmers Market soon! Since they have a herding instinct, they all want to go in the same direction together - so we move them all into one small pen together and then sort out the ones who will stay, leaving the ones that will be processed in the...
NOT an Egg McMuffin
Using some ground pork (and spices) from Burr Oak Creek Farm (our neighbor Kale - come meet him at our Market booth) and Sweetlove Farm eggs, we made THE most delicious egg, cheese, and sausage English muffins EVER. I cannot emphasize enough that NEVER EVER EVER EVER will a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin EVER hold a candle to this. EVER! What should we name ours? Sweetlove Farm Egg and Sausage...