Judy's Dutch Barn Farm Blog

Book recommendations

When we're not weeding or feeding we spend our free time reading about beginner farmers, farming, and food and history.

Written by the chef of Blue Hill at Sone Barns, The Third Plate looks at what we're eating and what it all means.  Dan Barber comments on food by looking at the farming that brings it to his kitchen.

This is a series of essays on farming philosophy and sustainability.  This collection of works is base on Mr Kirschenmann's experiences on his North Dakata farm.

Farms with a Future is a how-to guide for the beginner small farmer.  Rebecca Thistlethwaite has put together important perspectives from farm owners and managers accross the country to bring home lessons all focused on sustainability.

Judy


Recipes

Here are some of my favorite recipes.  Needless to say, they're all better with fresh, local ingredients.

If you're a fan of lamb then you can find a lot more recipes on the fans of lamb web site.

It's Official

Posted by Marc Kratzschmar on Saturday, November 2, 2013 Under: Sheep

Every now and then we move a flock of sheep across Stone Arabia Road, also known as County Route 34, which divides our farm in half.   There isn’t a high volume of traffic on the road but people do drive fast, so we don’t take crossing the road lightly.  We prepare by putting up fences on both sides to contain the sheep before and after the crossing, and we recruit a couple of neighbors to act as sheep crossing guards.  It always goes well, but we always wish that we had a Sheep Crossing sign so we phoned the Montgomery County Public Works Department and asked what it would take to get one.



We had never seen a Sheep Crossing sign before and didn’t know whether the county would take us seriously.  They did.  They called us up, asked about our operation, and told us that they’d be along soon to put up the sign.  Sure enough, this morning a truck showed up and the edges of our farm are now graced by two shiny new Sheep Crossing signs--the first one in Montgomery County.  It’s official; we’re sheep farmers.


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It's Official

Posted by Marc Kratzschmar on Saturday, November 2, 2013 Under: Sheep

Every now and then we move a flock of sheep across Stone Arabia Road, also known as County Route 34, which divides our farm in half.   There isn’t a high volume of traffic on the road but people do drive fast, so we don’t take crossing the road lightly.  We prepare by putting up fences on both sides to contain the sheep before and after the crossing, and we recruit a couple of neighbors to act as sheep crossing guards.  It always goes well, but we always wish that we had a Sheep Crossing sign so we phoned the Montgomery County Public Works Department and asked what it would take to get one.



We had never seen a Sheep Crossing sign before and didn’t know whether the county would take us seriously.  They did.  They called us up, asked about our operation, and told us that they’d be along soon to put up the sign.  Sure enough, this morning a truck showed up and the edges of our farm are now graced by two shiny new Sheep Crossing signs--the first one in Montgomery County.  It’s official; we’re sheep farmers.


In : Sheep 



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