Friday, July 31, 2015

Virtual Farm Tour

I hope you enjoy this week's tour.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Breeds for Colorful Eggs, CC Post

Do you want to liven up your egg basket? Check out my latest Community Chickens post to learn which breeds lay the most colorful eggs. Breeds for Colorful Eggs

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Virtual Farm Tour

Take a virtual tour of our farm though photos! You can stay up-to-date with daily posts on our Facebook Page.  

Friday, July 17, 2015

Balancing Poultry With Other Farm Animals

It's been one of the best years at Iron Oak Farm. Read my latest Community Chickens post Balancing Poultry With Other Farm Animals to learn why!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Milking your Goat; What You Should Know Manna Pro Post

Check out my latest Manna Pro Post all about milking, storing milk, keeping udders healthy and much, much more! Milking your Goat; What You Should Know

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In Season Magazine Summer Issue!

Be sure to check out the free online issue of In Season Magazine. If includes my article on growing and caring for strawberries! Check it out page 28!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cherry Picking

Stacey and I went Cherry picking for the second time last Friday at Spicers, our the local orchard.

We picked sweet cherries the week before...the sour cherries weren't ripe yet.

We both needed more sweet cherries for an amaretto jam recipe that I plan on sharing in the next few posts.

I wanted sour cherries as well for pie fillings and cobblers.

The sweet cherries branches were laden with fruit. They were so full of dark shiny cherries that they looked more like clusters of grapes.

We also got a glimpse of the mechanical cherry pitter.  

 An amazing machine!

We both decided to pit our own cherries, but it was fun to watch.

When we had collected our harvest, we headed back to the house to wash and pit our cherries.

Stacey was a trooper and ended up pitting all the cherries by herself while I readied things for jam making.

I'll soon be sharing all the wonderful things we did with our cherries in coming posts!