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6 Dangers of Bad Gut Bacteria thumbnail

Hey, this is Hayden the Microbiologist again.  I'm back this week talking about these bad guys you don't want in your gut. The more I learn about the bacteria living in my gut microbiome, the more I realize that I’m not in control at all - the trillions of little guys in my gut are… Read More

What gives kefir its magical healing powers? thumbnail

Alright, I may have fibbed a bit - kefir isn’t magic, it’s science!! But it sure seems magic from all of the health recovery stories I hear from customers coming into our farm store. Acid reflux - gone! Colitis - disappears! I just spoke at the Nutritional Therapy Conference this last weekend all about kefir… Read More

How to Revive your Kefir Grain thumbnail

If a miracle food exists it's kefir. And I'm not even legally allowed to sell it!!   (store-bought kefir is no substitute, BTW) But what I can do is get you a kefir grain, teach you to make your own, then add your healing stories to our repertoire. As my kefir grain grows you'll find one… Read More

Farmer Charlotte name Top 27 Most Influential Women in the World! thumbnail

I received some super-exciting news last week that I wanted to share with you!! I was named one of the top 27 Most Influential Women in the World in Food and Agriculture, by Food Tank, a non-profit dedicated to building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. I seriously had no idea and was shocked… Read More

Raw milk heals: more little miracles thumbnail

Trying to get off the farm for a few days is always a great accomplishment in itself.  It requires thinking through every possible worst-case scenario to prepare employees in my absence. And, on a farm that worst case scenario is some animal keels over dead. Those are serious conversations we have to have before I ever… Read More

Researchers FINALLY Report Raw Milk Prevents Ear Infections thumbnail

I often get the opportunity to speak at conferences about raw milk and our farm and besides the opportunity to travel a bit, one of the best things about it is being able to rub shoulders with leading University researchers who are studying healing foods such as liver, pastured eggs and raw milk. In my world… Read More

It’s a boy!! thumbnail

On a 3 cow dairy a baby cow is not a common sight. That's because I milk most my gals sometimes for  2 years so they just don't have to calve as often and when they do it's a huge celebration! We plan for months. We choose names - boy names and girl names because… Read More

My Biggest Takeaway from Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm thumbnail

  Ten years ago I began reading every Joel Salatin book I could get my hands on. Joel is America's most famous farmer, owner of Polyface Farm, author of "Everything I want to do is illegal" and "Folks this ain't normal" among other legendary titles. I began dreaming, scheming, sketching and saving, and slowly over… Read More

Nothing prepared me for this. thumbnail

3 years ago my son informed me he wanted to join the United States Marine Corps after high school and I knew in that moment he will be a great Marine.  He enlisted with a departure date of this August 3rd. With August 3rd three weeks away we had several "lasts" scheduled - a trip to… Read More

Farm Camp 2015 thumbnail

A big part of why I farm is to share this connection with the animals, land and food with others -- and one of my favorite ways is our kid's Farm Camp. We welcome so many wonderful young boys and girls who immediately connect with our farm and the animals!  We love mentoring them through… Read More

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