• Baby names, make-your-own sausage, and more

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Needed: baby names Baby calves are coming soon!  Every heifer calf gets a name, and we use these names to document age and lineage as they grow into milk cows.  This year names must begin with the letter “S.”  They must be no more than five letters in length to fit on the ear tags.  Send us […]

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  • Eggs make a slow come-back, sheep in a quandry, and more

    Posted on February 10, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Eggs make a slow come-back As the days get longer and the weather warmer, the chickens are sloooooowly becoming more active.  This means that– every day– we get a few more eggs than the day before.  It will be a few weeks yet until we are back up to full production, but don’t give up hope!  They’re […]

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  • Valentine gift boxes, benefits of bone broth, and more

    Posted on February 4, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Show your love with butter buttons Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… and butter buttons are the perfect treat!  Made from our raw, all-grass butter and sweetened with raw honey, they’ve received rave reviews from kids and adults alike.   Gift boxes are $15 each and include all four flavors:  peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, and chocolate […]

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  • New butter buttons, seasonal eats, and more

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Butter buttons prove dessert can be healthy! Butter buttons can be either a snack or a dessert (or both?) and are 100% nutritious!  Why?  They’re made from our raw, all-grass butter.  (Why you need more raw, all-grass butter in your diet)  Butter buttons are now available in the farm store in four flavors– peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, and […]

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  • Three cheers for butter oil, how to cure dry skin naturally, and more

    Posted on January 18, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Butter oil:  my new best friend Butter oil (also called ghee) is made by removing the milk solids from butter.  It has that great grassfed buttery taste but has a higher smoke point than butter, making it ideal for cooking.  And let me tell you, once you start you won’t want to stop.  Popcorn?  Amazing butter flavor.  Scrambled […]

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  • ‘Re-calibrate’ the new year, farm happenings, and more

    Posted on January 7, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Make small food changes this year Instead of making wildly grand resolutions (that we probably won’t keep), let’s all commit to making one small change in our food habits this year.  Here are some ideas for one small change: Add kefir to your diet. Start using bone broth in soup. Make your own bone broth. Learn how to brine […]

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  • Favorite memories from 2016

    Posted on December 31, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Farm highlights from 2016 A few of us at Jako Farm sat down to reminisce about the past year.  Here’s how we answer the question:  “What was your favorite Jako Farm memory from 2016?” Ken:  The weather! This past year had some of the best Kansas weather I cam remember.  Aside from a few years […]

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  • Chicks in the leaves, a Jako holiday message, and more

    Posted on December 16, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Fall leaves make for happy chicks If you know our farm well, you know that we’re always experimenting.  This fall, instead of using purchased straw to bed down our layer chicks, we decided to try using leaves raked from the yard.  We introduced the chicks, then stood back for a few weeks to watch.  The […]

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  • Christmas cheese, egg update, and more

    Posted on December 9, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Cheese gift boxes become a favorite Our most popular gift box, these all-grass, raw cheeses are a delight.  They’re great for co-workers, relatives, pastors, neighbors, and friends!  Available in the farm store for $35.  Also check out our skin care and all-grass steak gift boxes for the holidays. Why is egg production down? As the […]

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  • Christmas gift boxes, pre-order whole lamb, and more

    Posted on December 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    All I want for Christmas… We’ve put together some fabulous gift boxes for the holidays– check them out in the farm store! Skin care gift box— contains tallow-based body butter, lip balm, and bar soap plus a handmade wooden soap tray.  All made at Jako Farm from the finest ingredients ($25) Raw, all-grass cheese gift box— […]

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