Farm, Food, Life!


Meet my baby girl…

“BOUNCING BETTY’”   We do all the things together that any parent-child might do: She gets “changed” ~ She’s had (expensive) surgery on her insides~ And I keep her joints working and flexible (important for “running”)~   I’ve been asked if we have tractors on the farm and the answer is yes.  But for this […]


Pigs and Turnips!

    It was a GRAND day on Sunday for the pigs when they were turned into the Turnip and Radish patch I planted.  Some of the turnip tops were four feet tall.  The pigs rooted, unearthed, and discovered…truly Hog Heaven!

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And another, and another…

#Farming this spring/summer has brought “one thing, and another, and another!”… One of the first “things” that separated winter from spring was to move our one year old steers up north to pasture.  That happened in early and mid May. We had a few late bloomers (ten month old steers instead of a year) that […]


Using the Whole #Grass Fed Animal: #Soup #Bones

Get your Creative Genius Going and cook something with Beef Soup Bones.  Touted for their health benefits you can’t go wrong!  Here’s a recipe I used with a lot of “variations”  It was delicious.  As Chef Vivian Howard from PBS- A Chef’s Life says, “Help the farmer- use the whole animal” Ingredients- Crock Pot Mushroom […]

shearing day

“Haircuts & Pedicures”

It was our annual sheep shearing day on the farm and a of the few ewe’s lost their winter coat’s (the rest are Katahdin sheep and shed their hair)!  Everyone had their toenails cut as well!  They are all well groomed now!

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“Happy Easter Baby!”

Newborn calves.  It’s so nice to see babies that are up bouncing around and active within just a few hours of birth.  The photo is of a #Grass Fed #Beef Mom cleaning off baby less than an hour after birth.  Just 3 hours after birth, baby was standing and getting milk…albeit a little wobbly!  Healthy […]

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Spring is here!

Spring is just about here.  The robins are arriving and so are the baby calves at our partner farm- The Gardner’s in northern Michigan.  Our calves and lambs will start in May and you can tell “The Old Pine Farm Mama’s are getting bigger”!  Here’s one of our newest!

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