December 25, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Top of this Christmas Sunday to you!

Guess what... We have a surprise! A Christmas surprise.

Just close your eyes and listen... Imagine the whole Family Cow Team is on your doorstep this morning to sing a few carols for you!

That could be sort of neat, right?
December 23, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Christmas is the unusual time of the year when it's OK to ask each other personal questions. Like, "Are you ready for Christmas?"

My great grandmother, Naomi Shank, is remembered to say that she wasn't so concerned about being ready for Christmas. Christmas is a wonderful time to remember, of course. But it is a past event.

Did you ever think about that? Christmas is all about remembering. The real event is past.

The first Christmas was when God gave us the ultimate Christmas gift...
November 28, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Did you ever wonder why the emotions which run closest to our hearts are difficult to say out loud?

We end up being silent, not saying anything or at least very little. We'll chat about surface things but the deep things go unsaid. Maybe I'm over-analytical, but I have meditated on this phenomenon a lot.
October 10, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Secure your specialty turkey as soon as possible. These birds are in very limited supply and sell first-come-first-serve.

Thanksgiving Day is a month away, but we need to harvest these birds now before the weather gets too cold for them out on pasture.

If this batch sells out fast, you will have another chance in a week or two when we butcher the last of the turkeys.
October 4, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
The long awaited day has arrived.

After months of perfecting the recipe in our own butcher shop smokehouse... Ready-to-eat Smoked Chicken Legs are finally here!

ALSO on Monday at 7 AM our new ready-to-eat Smoked Brisket will be available for everyone to buy.
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.