Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sweetlove Farm

This is something I've been meaning to share for a few weeks now and I'm just now finding the time to do it justice. Our friends Phil and Sally just recently sent out the annual newsletter and order form for their home business--which happens to be a farm! Several years ago they settled on this beautiful landscape near Oskaloosa, which is just about 40 minutes or so north of Lawrence. They built their own home and began raising chickens and other livestock, teaching themselves everything they needed to know about farming along the way. Their homestead became known as Sweetlove Farm and has grown into a thriving business. I think it's a pretty amazing endeavor for two city kids who weren't from farming families!

So last year Chad and I purchased some very fresh, pasture-raised chickens from Sweetlove Farm, and they were definitely very tasty! In fact, we just roasted one of last year's chickens last week and it was really amazing. We normally just purchase chicken breasts from the store and not the whole bird (because once when we first got married I attempted to cut up a whole raw chicken like I'd always seen my mom do and about threw up doing it), but we've found some great recipes that involve cooking the whole chicken as well. We would totally recommend ordering some chickens from them if you're a fan of poultry! They raise/sell turkey and lamb as well.

Even if you decide not to buy any fresh meat from them, you should definitely check out their cool website. There are lots of great pictures of their home, their family, and their animals. You can check out their spring newsletter, which is super well written and informative, read all about how to build a house of straw bales, or even order meats or eggs from them online! Sweetlove is a high-tech kind of farm!

1 comment:

Beth said...

That is so neat!!! I love it when people take risks like that and it works out. Enjoy your chicken!