20 Popular Pumpkin Patches in Tennessee
Visiting pumpkin patches during the fall is a time-honored tradition in Tennessee. Below we’ve listed twenty of the most popular in our wonderful state. Which of these pumpkin patches have you been to? Lucky Ladd Farms (Eagleville, TN) Lucky Ladd Farms offers a delightful autumn experience for the whole family. Nestled near Nashville, this farm […]
Who has the time to plan meals for the week?
With all the decisions we make every day, and trying to juggle life, figuring out what to make for dinner can be a daunting task. To make your lives easier, we have compiled a week of main courses using products from our farm. If you live locally, or attend one of the markets where we […]
What Is “Pasture Raised” Food?
When we say our animals are pasture raised, we truly mean that they live their lives on pasture. Pasture raised implies this idea but unfortunately most items in the store that say they are “pasture raised” aren’t what you image. Big companies have co-opted the term and will provide their animals access to a small […]
How Much Meat Does The Average Family Eat In A Year (or month)?
There are so many different ways to think about this question! The simplest way to answer is to look at the average individual consumption of meat and then multiply that by family size (since we have so many different sized families). In 2018, the average American ate 222 lbs of meat or 0.6 lbs per […]
How Much Beef Can I Fit In A Freezer?
One of the nice things about beef (or most any meat for that matter) is that it stores well for up to two years in a good freezer. Some people say that you shouldn’t store it for more than 1 year to maximize taste quality, but in cases of emergency that wouldn’t matter much. So […]
20 Unique Ways To Build A Rustic Cabin in the Woods
Log cabins occupy a unique space in our collective imagination. They’re a space free of the cares of the world. Remote and rustic, yet safe from weather and wild animals. Perhaps most of all they’re a symbol of pioneering spirit and individualism, whether they’re located in Iowa or SIberia. One aspect of rustic and log […]
30 Amazing Log Cabins You Have To See To Believe
For centuries (and even millennia across parts of Europe) log cabins have held an enduring appeal. From the time the America’s were settled, the most modern forms of log cabins were created. And symbolized a way to take raw materials from the rugged frontier and craft a livable space. Today log cabins are sought after […]
30 Interesting Facts About Beef Jerky
If you ended up on our page here, we imagine you’ve tried beef jerky a time or two. Maybe you’ve tried to make your own. Or are a budding aficionado of high quality beef jerky recipes. You aren’t alone! Jerky is one of the oldest and — dare we say — tastiest preserved meats available. […]
How many cows can I graze on my farm?
For farmers just starting out, this is a question that I hear quite often. The answer, and I know people hate it, is that it depends. There are so many variables involved. Soil PH, annual rainfall, does all your rain come in one season or is it spread out through out the year, pasture diversity […]
What to look for when selecting cows for a grass-fed cattle operation?
When selecting cows or bulls for your herd of grass-fed cattle, you should look for breeds that demonstrate the following characteristics. Longevity Fertility Adaptability Soundness of feet, legs, eyes and udders. Cattle from grass-fed, grass-finished beef farms are a must. These cattle will be smaller framed and able to finish at 1100 lbs. Larger framed […]