Author Archives: kendra

  • Un-diluted milk, allergies and gut health, and more

    Posted on July 15, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Pushing production dilutes milk’s nutrients From EatWild.com:   The more milk a cow produces, the more diluted the vitamin content of her milk.  The goal of the commercial dairy industry is to coax the maximum amount of milk out of each cow through a high-tech combination of selective breeding, confinement housing, synthetic hormones, and a […]

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  • Summer slow-down, rain’s affect, and more

    Posted on July 8, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    We’re over the summer hump! We love every moment of being a seasonal farm– every season brings a new array of activities and tasks different than the last.  Summer is one of the busiest seasons on the farm!  Babies are growing, milk is flowing, cheese is being made, the freezer is being stocked with meats and […]

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  • Clover’s affect on milk, sides of beef, and more

    Posted on July 1, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Clover increases CLA levels in grassfed milk The pastures are looking awesome this summer, including a wildly successful stand of clover.  We thought you might find this interesting from EatWild.com:  “The type of grasses and legumes growing in a pasture can influence the amount of CLA in cow’s milk. When dairy cows grazed pasture that […]

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  • Healthy grassfed fats, the fermenting bug bites, and more

    Posted on June 24, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Grassfed meats help balance fats in your diet From EatWild.com:  There are two types of fats that are essential for your health—omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The typical western diet is overloaded with omega-6 fatty acids and deficient in omega-3s, upsetting a critical balance. Look at the graph below and you will see that fresh […]

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  • Last chance for sides of pork, what’s your favorite ferment? and more

    Posted on June 17, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Last call for sides of pastured pork Pigs go to the butcher next week, so here’s your last chance to order in bulk!  Sides are $4.00/lb hanging weight plus processing, approx $1.10/lb.  Sides will average 125 lbs hanging.  These beauties have been on pasture since birth and supplemented with skim milk, whey, and Jako’s own non-GMO grain ration.   Reply […]

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  • Get the most from your meat, basic brine hints, and more

    Posted on June 10, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Dollar for dollar:  Sides are best If you have access to a large freezer, buying meat by the side is absolutely the best bang for your buck.  It’s cheaper than buying cuts in the farm store, you choose how it’s cut, AND you get all those marvelous bones to make bone broth.  Place your order for the following: […]

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  • Big thanks, a philosophy on skimping, and more

    Posted on June 3, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Memorial Day was a blast! A HUGE thanks to everyone (and there were a lot of you!) who joined us for our annual farm party on Memorial Day.  We were humbled and blessed by your presence.  Here’s the finished work of all who helped to paint our chicken van, now affectionately called the “Chick-Inn.”  (Thanks, Laura […]

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  • Memorial Day farm party– final details!

    Posted on May 23, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Memorial Day Farm Party Our annual farm party is Monday, May 30 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Here are some of the fun things you can expect: Hay rack rides through the pasture to see the lambs, calves, chickens, and beehives.  The last ride of the day (2:00 pm) will be an advanced farm tour with […]

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  • Farm party details– don’t miss this!

    Posted on May 13, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Memorial Day Farm Party Our annual farm party is Monday, May 30 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Here are some of the fun things you can expect: Hay rack rides through the pasture to see the lambs, calves, chickens, and beehives.  The last ride of the day (2:00 pm) will be an advanced farm tour with […]

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  • Order sides of pork, the A1/A2 milk question, and more

    Posted on May 7, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Now taking orders for sides of pork Born and raised on Jako Farm pastures, our next batch of hogs will be available by the side in late June.  Sides are $4.00/lb hanging weight plus processing (approximately $1/lb, payable to Yoder Meats).  Sides will average 100-125 lbs hanging and cut out at about 80% take-home meat.  Let me […]

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