Ted opines on what an odd year 2022 was, and how we can learn from it.

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There was a time in our history when we were simply thankful for food.  As a pioneer in this country, if you had your belly full you were pretty well satisfied and likely didn’t have a care over what kind of food you had eaten or where it came from.  Back then, we were much …

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New Products and Products on Sale Building on the popularity of our recently introduced “Mild Italian Pork Patty”, we are now making a “Garlic Pork Patty.” Most of you seem to prefer the larger 6 oz. burgers, so we are preparing them in this format – 3 / package, at $9.00/lb. You can order a …

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Dog Days of Summer We are right into the heat of July here on the farm, the time of year when we always pray for rain.  If there is going to be a drought, which is devastating for farms like ours that depend on hay and pasture, it usually begins in July and lingers into …

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Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Yes!  They are back.  Baseball and soccer.  Swimming in the river.  Going to the beach for the afternoon. Camping.  Community dinners and weekend festivals.  Picnics and parties outside.  Friends and family gathering and celebrating together.  Kids running around on the lawn, turning on the water hose and getting …

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June is the month when it really shines!  The method of production that we use here at Zettel Family Farms is often referred to as ”Pasture based livestock production” or more simply “grass farming”.  This year, for the first time, we had no spring seeding to do in the fields.  All of the land is …

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The Cattle Are Out! Those dreaded words strike terror into the heart of any livestock farmer.  This announcement greeted me as I was beginning my work of putting together orders in the packing room.  My nephew Joe, stuck his head in the door;  “We have a problem.  The gate was wide open and I can’t …

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March comes “in like a lamb, out like a lion” March – the fair weather friend month is upon us.  For those of you inclined to the Farmer’s Almanac and iconic sayings about the weather, we note that the first day of March was mild and pleasant, definitely lamb-like.  So we should keep the snowblower …

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Wow! Is it Cold!… but “if it don’t winter, it won’t summer” As I write this message to all of you, our loyal customers, I am enjoying the comfort of our wood stove, which single handedly heats our small, one story home, even reaching to the spare bedroom at the far end which doubles as …

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