It takes me about 20 minutes of arthritis inducing hand milking my family cow, Belle, to produce a gallon of milk. So far, I have wasted FIVE of these precious gallons trying to make mozzarella cheese. Every recipe I have looked at says things like "Super easy mozzarella recipe!" or "No fail mozzarella". I CAN.… Continue reading Mozzarella- My Nemesis
When I was probably in early high school my brother played for me a really weird song by an alternative rock band called The Presidents of the United States of America. The song was called "Peaches". Now every time I see actual peaches, the line "millions of peaches, peaches for me" plays in my head.… Continue reading Peach Jam
Today was day one of an exciting new journey for me. Today I did not go in to work at a full time job with a bi-weekly pay check like I have for the last nearly 6 years. Today I woke up and I worked for me. I went out and I took care of… Continue reading Breaking Free.
This is going to be a really honest post and it will probably be a little bit all over the place. There are a couple things that have been weighing on my heart lately and I want to talk about it. First, I will say that I have an amazing life. My husband supports me… Continue reading When Things Aren’t Going Quite Right
Last night I was in the greenhouse holding Kenton. It was dark and there was a light rain pattering on the plastic.I started thinking about all of the things that this little man will learn from growing up on a farm that he will never learn at school. He may only be seven months old,… Continue reading Lessons he’ll never learn in school
I am a female farmer and I am strong. I can carry hay bales and turn wrenches. I can hammer, saw and shovel for hours. I can lug a calf across the sale barn. I can carry a 50lb feed bag to the barn and never even flinch. I am a female farmer and I… Continue reading I am a Female Farmer
If you had to guess how many farmers between the age of 18 and 35 lived in Ohio what number would you say? 200? 400? Last weekend over 700 young farmers (and that definitely isn't all of them!) came together and in Columbus for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Young Agricultural Professionals "Taking Root" Leadership… Continue reading A Bunch of Young Farmers.
The last 6 days have been a whirlwind on our farm. Unfortunately, we did not get the ending that we had hoped for. This is not going to be a happy post, but it will be an honest one. Last Wednesday as I was getting out of the shower J called me and told me… Continue reading An Unhappy Story and 3 Lessons
One of the things we are very proud of at Angel Family Farms is our deep faith in God and the belief that his son, Jesus Christ, died so that we could be forgiven for our sins simply by believing in him and asking for forgiveness. We believe that, as Christians, we are called to… Continue reading Livestock in the Christmas Story
Hey ya'll this is Tessa and Farmer from JTL farms and the blog From My Farm and Table. We own and operate a no till grain farm in Oldtown Valley, the next valley over from Shana and Jonathan at Angel Family Farms. We’ve recently had the opportunity to farm their cropland. They’ve asked us to… Continue reading JTL Farms Takeover!