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Welcome to the blog of Apple Prairie Farm. I want to show you around our farm, maybe inspire you to try to raise a few animals or even put some seeds in a raised bed in order to have some homegrown goodness! The food we grow on our farm is flavorful and as good as it gets! When our family sits down to enjoy a meal that we raised on our farm, we look at each other and know that we have to keep doing what we are doing. Can't find this much flavor in the grocery store!

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March 25, 2018

This might be one very boring post to anybody who doesn't have a milk cow, or to someone who has no desire to ever milk a cow. If you fit into these two catagories, feel free to not read this post! But if you are trying to learn everything you can about how to mil...

February 21, 2018

I have made only one type of cheese. Why only one, you ask? The reason is that this recipe is so easy! I would love to learn how to branch out and try making some hard cheeses, but that would mean I would have to wait for the cheese to age! Which means, I will be that...

February 18, 2018

Back in 2012, we considered adding some cows to our little homestead. We really thought we wanted mini jerseys. I wanted milk, Farm Guy wanted meat. After doing some research and really considering what we wanted, we decided to go with the wonderful little breed called...

February 15, 2018

When we have extra raw milk in our fridge, we make yogurt. It's not hard to do. This is how I make it.

Small Batch Yogurt 

4 cups whole, raw milk

3 Tablespoons live yogurt

Large Batch Yogurt

8 cups whole, raw milk

6 Tablespoons live yogurt

Put your milk in a stainless steel p...

February 14, 2018

When I was contemplating getting a milk cow I wasn't sure how we could still go on vacations or even a simple weekend get away. You hear how dairy farmers can never get away from milking, I certainly did not want to have to stay home all the time. What is a wannabe dai...

February 11, 2018

I want to introduce you to Anna the milk cow. She was the first Dexter cow we bought. She came to the farm when she was 4 years old. We still have her and we hope to have her for many years to come! She had already been milked when we got her, but had had a year off fr...

February 11, 2018

 This is Ruby. She was born on July 16th, 2013. Her registration number for the American Dexter Cattle Association is #032027 in case you are checking out the pedigree of our Irish Dexter herd. She was our second breeding stock purchase. We were so excited to get her a...

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