A mixture of annual and perennial plants is important in a healthy pasture. Perennial grasses, such as intermediate wheat and brome, root deeply and help build soil structure and prevent erosion, while also providing greenery later into the dry season for our animals to graze (8ft deep roots can tap deep water!). Annuals such as… Continue reading Multi-Species Rotational Grazing
Rabbit is a unique treat, mildly flavored and boasting the highest protein per pound of all domestically-reared meats. Rabbit is all white meat, very low in fat, and easy to digest, making it a suitable substitute for some individuals who have sensitivities to chicken. It’s a personal favorite of mine! Being so very lean, rabbit… Continue reading Cooking with Rabbit
While I have been involved in sustainable agriculture as a profession since 2010, this October marks the 1 year mark from when I arrived here in White Salmon and made the long-anticipated transition from being a farm employee and manager to owning and running my own farm business. Starting to achieve this dream has brought… Continue reading You Must First Invent the Universe
Rabbit can seem like an intimidating project for the uninitiated -- but this mildly-flavored, all-white meat is actually quite versatile and easy to cook. Highest in protein and lowest in fat of all the meats we raise, pasture-raised rabbit makes the perfect addition to any meal. This recipe will result in tender, juicy meat that is… Continue reading Easy Multi-Dish Rabbit
Every place has a history. The property that our farm operates on, which we lease from Blue Moon Stead, has seen many phases of life -- from operating ranch and hay fields, to summer camp, to private residence, and now revisiting its origins in agriculture as we bring the pastures back into use with our… Continue reading If all the world’s a stage, who do I call for ‘line’?
Why not have an everyday thanksgiving? Cooking the stuffing inside of our Red Ranger chicken gives it that extra punch of pasture-raised flavor, supported by the delectable goodness of dry-farmed shallots. Steps shown in the pictures above are outlined in detail below: Gather up your ingredients, 95% of which you can likely find at… Continue reading Savory Stuffed Red Ranger Chicken
It is customary to spend time considering the notion of our civil and legal liberties on the 4th of July, and being a farmer, I always think about how the notion of independence is related to our food system. Increasing food independence is one of the horns we toot rather loudly over here at Horseradish Ranch. It's… Continue reading Independence and Interdependence