11/25/13

Chicken Fried Steak


A few weeks ago we processed our first cow in Idaho and one of our first meals was Chicken Fried Steak. We had NO leftovers as even the pickiest eater loved it. I'm going to think that my cooking had something to do with it, but I'm pretty sure the grass fed & finished beef made a statement all it's own.

Looking for some amazing, grass fed beef? Contact Corinne to be put on the waiting list for next year's harvest!

Coming later this week are freshly harvested, pastured turkeys for the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner ever.
 

11/15/13

New trees


While not highly visible, can you see our new trees for the driveway? We purchased them with leaves on but wanted to wait just a little longer to transplant them. Not very pretty right now but come spring, they will be gorgeous and offer some really pretty shade.

I can only imagine what they will look like 10 years from now ... maybe with grandkids climbing in them! :O

11/9/13

Rose Hips for Health

If you haven't gone outside yet and started picking, NOW is the time! I spent a wet, rainy day (OK, hour) picking wild rose hips in the creek bed behind the cow's pasture. Did you know Rose hips have many amazing health benefits including more vitamin C than orange juice?



 

11/4/13

Pumpkins!

 
Yes, it's that time of year again. I LOVE fall ... harvesting the crops, the farm starts to slow down and I look forward to enjoying the holidays.

Any plans for leftover pumpkins?
 

4/8/13

1Year

A little late but ...here goes.

One year. 365 days. It's been a busy year.

We've gone from living in a 240 sq ft camper - life on the road back to life on a farm.

We've purchased a farm outside of Boise, Idaho in Kuna. We've made Idaho our home and then decided that it would be our "retirement" home state after we put in a few more years of work in Washington.

We lived in the little farm house and worked on it. Blood, sweat and tears of ours are permanently imbedded in that house.

We've moved off the farm to share a home with grandma & the oldest. And traveled thousands of miles back and forth between WA & ID.

We've worked hard on our farm in Kuna trying to make it similar to what we've created at our Bothell farm. It's not even close yet. It IS, however, far safer now than it was when we purchased it. It has far less weeds and the soil is regaining it's health with real fertilizers being added (read: manure).

We've made new friends. Great friends actually. We've worked on maintaining our friendships in WA while traveled back and forth.

In the meantime have found a few other projects to eventually help fund our farm vision & the lifestyle we want for our "retirement farm".

All of this and yet there are days I still feel confused about that our future holds and how we'll get there.