September 20, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
I guess our farm must be a bit unusual because we get this question a lot.

"Why does your family grow grain? I thought The Family Cow is pasture-based."

It seems many pastured chicken growers, grass-fed beef ranchers and those who manage woodland pork often specialize in only that.
August 31, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
I have exciting news: On September the 12th we'll open our annual Pastured Chicken Savings Event!

So what's the point of a Chicken Savings Event?

It's simple... food security and saving money all in one fell swoop. I somehow doubt if anyone will object to that combo! :)
July 18, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Today you get to see our new team picture.

We got together at a park for a team picnic the other evening.

After supper we had a great time playing volleyball, corn hole and taking team pictures.
July 6, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Good morning Family Cow Tribe, Today it's my privilege to announce our first ever, Wild Seafood Savings Event!

Monday the 18th you get access to our absolute best prices of the year on Alaskan Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon, Pacific Cod Loin, and Louisiana Gulf Shrimp.
June 7, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
It's been a few years since we shot 'pasture pictures', as our family affectionately calls them. I think the last was 2019. So it's time again!

But first of all, just a bit of nostalgia... As I recall, Summer of 2010 was our first pasture picture. Some of you may remember that too! It was 12 years ago!
May 16, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Today I'll share my favorite way to grill Grass-fed Ribeye Steaks.

This method never fails to give me juicy, tender, absolutely delicious results every time. Follow along and you won't be disappointed.

One quick note before I dive into steak prep details:
April 25, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Friday morning dawned crisp and clear.

Early rays of sunlight began to brighten the sky while fog drifted lazily in the valleys. Grass dripped with dew, birds sang in the trees, and cattle grazed peacefully around me.

It was a beautiful spring morning to be alive on the farm!
April 19, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Good morning,

It feels like Thanksgiving in April!

Just over a year and half ago, we bought our own butcher shop. The primary goal was to secure your meat supply even when other small butcher shops were booked out 12-18 months.

Since then, we've been pleasantly surprised. Running our own butcher shop has more benefits than we ever imagined.
April 5, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Good morning Family Cow Tribe!

One of you emailed recently with a question for us...

"I was watching 'Kiss the Ground' about soil conservation and regenerative farming techniques. The first thing that popped to my mind was if the farm we order our milk from also practices Regenerative farming techniques."

Our answer was a resounding, "Yes! Everything we do is based on regenerative farming principles....
March 22, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
What is is about cows? It seems we were created to live in harmony with these gentle mothers... to be co-dependent.

How else can we explain the historically proven phenomena that persons who live closest to the cows are often the healthiest, and strongest of their society?

Over 300 years ago, country folk wisdom observed that young ladies, whose job it was to milk the family cows, were immune to the deadly smallpox epidemics...
March 15, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Spring has finally arrived on the farm and along with it came 550 happy little balls of fuzz... Yup, the first spring chicks are here! :)

I took a few minutes to shoot a quick video out in the brooder so you can hear them chirping for yourself.
March 7, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
In these times of global wobbliness, have you noticed that one thing does seem constant? That thing is fear. It’s all around us, it’s everywhere we turn.

Fear of war, fear of inflation, fear of just basic uncertainty... even some lingering fear of COVID.

And all for good reason some may say! There is a lot to worry about! It fills our news, it fills our conversations and for many it seems to fill their hearts. Maybe it is time to refresh our spirits with...
February 21, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Organic Grain Fraud is corrupting "certified organic" integrity around the world.

Greedy hearts are swayed by millions of dollars in easy cash... A line is crossed and honesty dropped. Officials are bribed and papers signed.

Conventional grain is sold at certified organic premiums and the pockets are lined.... ready to do it again....
February 4, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Today you get a virtual tour of McGraths' Brick Oven Bakehouse, run by Kevin & Melinda McGrath.

He crafts truly artisan bread using traditional methods few other bakers still practice. McGrath's naturally-leavened breads start with organic grains and a decades old sourdough starter. After much hands-on-attention, each loaf is baked in a wood-fired brick oven.
January 27, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
The big announcement is here!

Early Monday morning you can get access to our absolute best prices of the year on Pastured Pork.

We put together event exclusive Pork Bundle Savings based on our most popular products.... There's something for everyone in this 15 day savings event!
January 21, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Did you make a New Year's Resolution to eat more healthy meals this year?

Did you ask yourself how it's going to happen with an already tight budget and prices on the rise everywhere you look?

Today I'll give you 5 tips so you can save money and still feed your family
January 14, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
The big deal is that most pigs spend their lives packed in huge CAFO confinement barns.

They eat chemical-farmed GMO feeds laden with antibiotics and artificial growth stimulants. They don't even know what grass is.

Take a look at CAFO Pigs vs. our Pastured Pigs and notice the stark contrast in their environment.
January 6, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Winter set in for real on the farm last week. We got our first big snow and now the pigs are snuggling deep in their straw bedding... But just a few weeks ago it was different.

The sun was warm, the grass was lush, and I had the perfect opportunity to do a photo/video shoot with the pastured pigs on Rodrick & Jeanette's rescued Amen Acres Farm.

Here's a quick video I shot to show how they love tearing into new grass. Listen carefully and you'll hear them munching away!
December 24, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Christmas Day is almost here!

Children are anxiously looking forward to presents. Families are finishing last minute decorations.

But I believe we need to be thinking deeper than Santa Claus and Christmas lights.

If you don't want to go deeper, that's fine. I won't be be offended if you skip out here. Because today I am going deep.

I think this time of year we each should ask ourselves the question, "Why did He do it?"
December 20, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
I recall with some chagrin, my days as a young farmer in the early 90’s. Dawn and I took over the farm from my parents immediately upon returning from our wedding trip in August of 1990.

As a still-wet-behind-the-ears 20 yr old, I naturally looked to those older and more educated for answers.

Agricultural university experts, extension agents and the always helpful Monsanto reps seemed like trustworthy sources of information and advice. Since they all agreed, there seemed to be no need to look further.
December 16, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Now is the time to stock up on top quality RAW Milk Cheeses at our best prices of the year.

Most grocery store cheeses are made from dead, pasteurized milk. You deserve the cleanest, immunity building foods available.

That's why we offer Organically Grass-fed Raw Milk Cheeses ready to ship nationwide. Raw Cheese helps boost your immunity with the same naturally occurring probiotics and enzymes found in raw milk.
December 11, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Today I get to introduce: Raw Shredded Italian Pizza Cheese!

It's a variety of our shredded raw milk cheeses mixed with organic Italian Seasoning to create the perfect topping for your next pizza, lasagna, tacos, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, chili soup, salads, or just about anything else you can imagine.

My favorite way to enjoy this new cheese is to melt a few ounces for a quick, delicious snack of straight cheese!

Or you can make a light meal out of it by adding our popular Beef Sticks to the menu. With beef sticks and this versatile cheese on hand you'll be ready for a convenient meal...
December 6, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Last week Dad did an excellent job with his analogy Of Raw Milk and Swimming. If we want to "relax and swim" with strong immunity and good gut health we'll need as much raw living food in our diet as possible.

Thousands of families have "learned to swim" with our Organically Pastured Raw Jersey Cow Milk... And we've helped many of them take the next step to make Raw Milk Kefir at home.

But sadly Big Brother Government gets in the way of many more families who would love to buy Raw Milk or Raw Milk Kefir.
November 29, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Some of you have asked me to explain in more detail about the probiotic building-of-immunity-pathway to health and wellness as opposed to the antibiotic kill-all-bacteria-method.

It is important to understand that these are my answers, not necessarily the answer or your answers. Each of you will need to decide and be ultimately responsible for yourself and for your family.

Let’s start with an analogy....
November 22, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
I guess we all have an inborn desire to feel appreciated, to know that we are needed... that our efforts do make a difference.

In this, our family is blessed. We get daily affirmation that you, who are nourished by our farm, do value our efforts and that these foods have made a difference in your life...

But even as we receive this warming thanks (and believe me, we do draw energy and sustenance from your approval) there is always a quiet voice in the background reminding that it’s not all about us.