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.

Skip Hop Ale

Posted by Marc Kratzschmar on Monday, February 20, 2012 Under: Hops
Last year we had our first, small hop harvest.  The hops we planted in spring yielded about the same as the hops growing wild in the hedgerows, and we got about the same again from our friend Skip, who planted hops at the Kilts Farm that he has been restoring for years.


 
That gave us enough to learn some lessons about picking, drying and packaging.  There wasn't really enough to sell, but plenty to give to friends who brew beer at home.  This paid off handsomely in good will and in beer.  


 
We haven't tasted it all yet, but every brew that we have tried has been delicious.  And we have a favorite label, from Skip Hop Ale, brewed by a friend in Florida.  The beer was smooth and pleasantly hoppy.  The label is a work of art.  Thanks Craig!

MK

In : Hops 



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Skip Hop Ale

Posted by Marc Kratzschmar on Monday, February 20, 2012 Under: Hops
Last year we had our first, small hop harvest.  The hops we planted in spring yielded about the same as the hops growing wild in the hedgerows, and we got about the same again from our friend Skip, who planted hops at the Kilts Farm that he has been restoring for years.


 
That gave us enough to learn some lessons about picking, drying and packaging.  There wasn't really enough to sell, but plenty to give to friends who brew beer at home.  This paid off handsomely in good will and in beer.  


 
We haven't tasted it all yet, but every brew that we have tried has been delicious.  And we have a favorite label, from Skip Hop Ale, brewed by a friend in Florida.  The beer was smooth and pleasantly hoppy.  The label is a work of art.  Thanks Craig!

MK

In : Hops 



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