Making Irish Cream

I recently acquired a copy of my new favorite cookbook (thanks, sister!!). FARMETTE by IMEN MCDONELL The author lives on a dairy farm, which is a natural fit for me (always looking for more ways to use our milk!). One of the first recipes I had to try is Irish Cream. If you want to try her …

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Lessons from Historical Agriculture: #3 – On Breeding Livestock

Pearls of Wisdom from old books on breeding of livestock: Stock Breeding by Manly Miles, MD. First printed in 1878. Quote: Interpretation: “Beauty in the form and proportions of his [Robert Bakewell’s] animals was always made to contribute to the development of useful characters.” What we see as pleasing to the eye is such because balance …

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Lessons from Historical Agriculture: #2 – Ice Cream

While spending mornings gardening in the direct sun we often joke about heading in for a bowl of refreshing ice cream. Many days we do just that, and I realize that those of us wishing to have lived in a bygone era could only do so if our memory of ice cream was erased! The history of ice …

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