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Farm Philosophy Friday - What Farming Taught Me about Loss & Life

Laura Jensen

Comments 3 Tags dog, farm, FPF, lgd, loss

Farm Philosophy Friday - What Farming Taught Me about Loss & Life

I am going to throw in a new type of post for us.  Farm Philosophy Friday.  This farm teaches me so much about life, loss, relationships and higher powers that I want to share it with you.  Maybe I just need to talk. Maybe it will help you. IDK. But, I feel drawn to this. And there's always a good reason that happens...... So...lets go figure that out! ...  A few weeks ago, we lost Max. He was the standoffish Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) that was a wooly booger on his best days.  Although I was very sad to have...


Top Quality Cuts = Top Quality Cured Cuts, Made in House Charcuterie

Laura Jensen

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Top Quality Cuts = Top Quality Cured Cuts, Made in House Charcuterie

I wear a lot of hats.  And I love every. single. one.  Much like my path that led to the store, butcher shop and endangered pigs, I didn't see this one coming either.  We needed something to do with the hams on the pigs we grew.  Because ham steaks are....bleh....and there's only so much sausage and ground pork to use from a pig... So.... My husband and I created our own curing process. Bill, a.k.a. Mr. Science, figured out all the details of making prosciutto and took us to a proof of concept point...and I took it from there.  Sales...


One Pot Roast Recipe. Save Time. Eat Clean,

Laura Jensen

Tags one pot meal, pot roast, recipe

One Pot Roast Recipe. Save Time. Eat Clean,

We all need a hardy go to meal.  Especially when the kids start back to school and the weather cools off.  One of my family favs is pot roast.  Our chuck roast are ideal for this with nice marbling and great flavor.  And, it's a 1 pot dish that I can simplify with our delicious bouillions! Recipe: 1 chuck roast 1 packet Jensen Reserve Onion Soup Mix 1 packet Beef Bouillon  16 oz freshly brewed coffee 16-32 oz water 1 TBSP salt 3 TBSP Olive Oil (only if browning first) Mushroom Salt to taste Potatoes, Rice, Noodles, Cous Cous as...


Farm Fresh Egg Stir Fry - Kick Up Your Protein & Eat Delicious

Laura Jensen

Comments 1 Tags eggs, farm eggs, stir fry

Farm Fresh Egg Stir Fry - Kick Up Your Protein & Eat Delicious

I remember when I figured this one out -  It was gold... My own hibachi type rice at home... From an egg with a rich, yellow yolk.....and flavor.....lots and lots of flavor! Minute Rice for simplicity, a little butter or olive oil....and....whatever you have in the fridge! That's what I love about this one. It can be vegetarian or you can add some bacon, beef, sausage or potatoes...there's tons of options! Here's how I cook mine: Start the minute rice - 5 minutes in the microwave and let rest Cook on medium to medium high heat to give the rice...


Are You a Sauce-y type too? My Solution for a Gluten & Sugar Free Sauce

Laura Jensen

Comments 1 Tags buttermilk ranch, dip, dressing, herbal, ranch, sauce

Are You a Sauce-y type too? My Solution for a Gluten & Sugar Free Sauce

On my journey to manage my health and diabetes, eliminating as much sugar and gluten from my diet has been a non-negotiable.  I wish I could say that's how strong minded I am. That I can just cut those ingredients off cold-turkey style and keep rolling. But, it's not that easy. My reality is that my health suffers when I cheat and eat wheat, gluten and even sugar. Forcing me to find healthy, delicious alternatives. I hadn't really thought about the honey mustard, ketchup & even my favorite steak sauces containing those now off-limits ingredients.  But, they did. Every single...