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Taste the Traditional Touch My husband and I work a small farm and are building a farmstead creamery. We practice sustainable living and produce farmstead and artisan cheese, hand-made in small batches. You can find more information at http://www.peacefulheartfarm.com. The format of the podcast has changed. Nothing outside of the homestead farm and cheese will be presented in my podcast. If you are currently following me, I trust you will like the new content. If not, I have enjoyed our time together and I wish you the best.

Taste the Traditional Touch My husband and I work a small farm and are building a farmstead creamery. We practice sustainable living and produce farmstead and artisan cheese, hand-made in small batches. You can find more information at http://www.peacefulheartfarm.com. The format of the podcast has changed. Nothing outside of the homestead farm and cheese will be presented in my podcast. If you are currently following me, I trust you will like the new content. If not, I have enjoyed our time together and I wish you the best.
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Taste the Traditional Touch My husband and I work a small farm and are building a farmstead creamery. We practice sustainable living and produce farmstead and artisan cheese, hand-made in small batches. You can find more information at http://www.peacefulheartfarm.com. The format of the podcast has changed. Nothing outside of the homestead farm and cheese will be presented in my podcast. If you are currently following me, I trust you will like the new content. If not, I have enjoyed our time together and I wish you the best.

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Peaceful Heart - Peaceful Mind

6/16/2019
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Is a peaceful heart and peaceful mind possible in this wacky world? I’m waxing philosophical today. I hope you find this podcast educational and entertaining at the very least. As always, I want to take a minute and say welcome to all the new listeners and welcome back to veteran homestead-loving regulars who stop by the FarmCast every week. I truly appreciate you all so much. Today’s Show Homestead Life Updates Herd Shares – When you purchase part of our herd you will benefit from...

Duration:00:42:03

The Tradition of Father's Day

6/9/2019
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The Tradition of Father’s Day is the topic for today. It’s two weeks away for those of us here in the US. But first, let me take a minute to say welcome to every new listener and welcome back to the veteran homestead-loving regulars who stop by to listen to the FarmCast every week. I appreciate you all so much. I’m so excited to share with you what’s going on at the farm this week. And a fantastic recipe for grilling on Father’s Day. Today’s Show Homestead Life Updates Our homestead...

Duration:00:31:11

Why We Drink Raw Milk

6/2/2019
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The consumption of dairy products has been a mainstay for as long as mankind has been able to capture and milk animals of all kinds. Sheep, goats, cows, bison, water buffalo, donkeys and horses. All are still milked to this day. There may be others. These are the ones of which I am aware. I want to talk about this tradition that has helped our species thrive and develop over the centuries and millennia. But first, I want to take that blessed moment to say welcome to all the new...

Duration:00:39:42

What is A2A2 Milk

5/26/2019
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You have heard me talk about A2A2 milk. Some of you may not know what that means. You may wonder if it really matters to you and your family. I’m going to fill you in on some of that information today. First let me say welcome to all the new listeners and welcome back to you veteran homestead loving regulars who stop by the FarmCast every week. I appreciate you all so much. I’m so excited to share with you what’s going on at the farm this week, a little bit about A2A2 milk and a great and...

Duration:00:30:15

Our Virginia Life

5/19/2019
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This week I want to share our dream with all of you. Perhaps you’ve been dreaming the dream as well and just don’t think you can get there. Sometimes it takes time—a lot of time. But it is so worth it. I encourage you to start today. Welcome new listeners. It’s so good to have you. And welcome back veteran homestead-loving regulars. Thank you for stopping by the farmcast every week. I appreciate you all so much. I’m super excited to share with you what’s going on at the farm this week and...

Duration:00:36:34

Cooking on the Hearth

5/12/2019
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This week’s topic brings back memories of days gone by and just might stir up the desire in you to cook over an open fire. Well perhaps not you. Maybe someone you know. In any case, I thank you all for listening and hope you find this information useful. Thank you, thank you to all of you veteran homestead-loving regulars and welcome to all of you new listeners out there. Let me know what you’re interested in and I’ll see if I can come up with some compelling dialogue. Today’s...

Duration:00:38:26

The Tradition of Mother's Day

5/5/2019
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Happy Mother’s Day and welcome to all the new listeners and a shout out to all of the veteran homestead-loving regulars who stop by the FarmCast every week. I appreciate you all so much. There is a ton of stuff going on at the homestead right now and I’m so excited to share it with you. As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching that’s what I’m going to focus on this week. It’s a particularly important topic for me and I’m going to get a little more personal this week and share the mistakes I...

Duration:00:49:21

Traditional Healing Wisdom

4/29/2019
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Traditional Healing Wisdom has been with us since the beginning of time. Exploring where we are with that today is my main topic for this edition of the Peaceful Heart FarmCast. I want to take a minute and say welcome to all the new listeners and welcome back to all of the veteran homestead-loving regulars who stop by the FarmCast every week. I appreciate you all so much. I’m so excited to share with you what’s going on at the farm this week. Today’s Show Homestead Life...

Duration:00:42:28

The Taste of Cheese

4/21/2019
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I want to take a minute and say welcome to all the new listeners and welcome back to the veteran homestead-loving regulars who stop by the FarmCast every week. I appreciate you all so much. I’m so excited to share with you what’s going on at the farm this week. There’s a lot going on. It’s spring. Lambs are coming. Calves are coming. Plants are sprouting. There is not enough time in the day to get everything done. This will go on for a while. I love it. It’s so good to be alive. Today’s...

Duration:00:47:43

The Tradition of Dairying

4/14/2019
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The tradition of dairying has been around for thousands of years. Today, in the United States, the number of small dairy farms continues to decline. The desire for the fresh and nutritious commodity we call milk remains steady and is mostly fulfilled by gigantic mega-dairies. As with anything else, the bigger it gets, the cheaper it gets. But the other side of the coin is that the bigger it gets, the less concerned the producer is with the nutrition and health of the livestock. They simply...

Duration:00:42:22

The Basics of Cheesemaking

4/7/2019
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This episode focuses on the basics of cheesemaking. This is in preparation for the next episode which is about why cheese tastes the way that it does. It’s all milk. Why are cheese different? Today’s Show Homestead Life Updates We are still trying to get Dora trained for milking. This morning she didn’t even come to the milking shed. Tomorrow is another day. The new halter that is just the size for her has arrived. No calves or lambs yet, we are still waiting. The last of the hay went...

Duration:00:39:06

What Makes Food Taste So Good?

3/31/2019
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What Makes Food Taste So Good? is the topic of today’s show. The truth is, it is much more than taste. I’ll provide some details as to what taste is as it relates to our bodies. The sense of smell and touch also are needed to understand flavor. Today’s Show Homestead Life Updates First, I’ll talk about all the stuff I planted in the garden this week. Two days in a row, four hours each day, sunburned arms and hands and I got about half of my spring garden in the ground. I planted lots of...

Duration:00:30:31

What Does It Mean To "Get In Touch With The Land?"

3/24/2019
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Spring has finally arrived. At least the spring equinox has passed. I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders. Looking forward to sharing the homestead life with you. Today it’s about “getting in touch with the land”. Today’s Show Homestead Life Updates Retraining cows Now that spring is approaching, we are preparing to begin the milking cycle once again. I’m excited. I can’t wait. Milking the cows is one of the great pleasures of our homestead life. Every fall we stop milking the cows....

Duration:00:28:45

Food Preservation Techniques

3/17/2019
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Food preservation techniques is the focus of this FarmCast. You may learn some new lingo. There is also a great deal of information about how food preparation and presentation has evolved over time. History leads us from one place to the next. As the need arises, the world updates traditions to adapt. Today’s Show Homestead Updates We like to keep a close eye on the sheep when lambs are about to be born. Like goat kids, lambs are fragile for the first week or so. After that they grow...

Duration:00:34:51

Cooking Through the Ages

3/10/2019
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In today’s show, we are going to talk about: Cooking Through the Ages. The conversation today – and every day – revolves around the value of tradition; traditional food prep and storage, traditional cooking, the new traditional farming practices, and of course, traditional artisan CHEESE. Topics discussed here are designed to create new perspectives and possibilities for how you might add the taste of tradition to your life. Today’s Show Homestead Life Updates It’s snowing again today....

Duration:00:35:41

Why Normande Cows

3/4/2019
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In today’s show, we are going to talk about the milk cows that we have chosen for our central enterprise of cheesemaking – Normande Cows Today’s Show Topics Homestead Life Updates Scott has been out pruning trees for a couple of days, but taking a nap now. It’s raining. AGAIN. Yesterday and the day before were filled with getting the trees in shape. There are 80 plus trees in our small orchard. Apples, peaches, cherries, plums, pears, mulberries, kiwis and elderberries are the fruit...

Duration:00:24:59

Cheese Makes You Happy!

2/24/2019
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The topic for today is how cheese makes you happy! That's right. There is evidence that the nutrition in cheese can actually affect your mood among other things. I'm pleased to bring you this great news today! Today’s Show Homestead Life Updates Scott is working hard on getting the creamery built. Every day that does not bring adverse weather sees him out there building the walls. There are also lots of other odds and ends and details he adds in there that breaks up the monotony. I’m am...

Duration:00:31:52

History of Cheese

2/23/2019
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The history of cheese. Exactly how did cheese get started? What's the tradition there? Overview -- Farm Updates -- History of Cheese -- Lemon Cheese Recipe Farm Updates I don’t have a lot to report today about the farm. A bit about hay, the creamery and a story about the goats and their antics. Hay and Creamery Scott laid the first row of blocks for the walls of the creamery. Yay!!! He is off getting more hay today. He will be back at it tomorrow and every day as long as the weather...

Duration:00:24:29

Peaceful Heart FarmCast Intro

2/10/2019
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Today’s Peaceful Heart FarmCast is about how we came to live the homestead life and how we decided to create a small artisan cheese business. TODAY’S TOPICS: What Happened Last Year, Where Did I Go? First, I want to address what happened last year and where I am at the present time. I was podcasting regularly, twice a month. And even though the recorded podcasts were 45 minutes to an hour, it took more than an entire day to make that happen. Once spring came on in full force, I was...

Duration:00:31:08

Podcast Reboot

2/3/2019
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Podcast Reboot Hello everybody. Melanie Hall here. Hope you are doing well. Are you ready for the podcast to get going again? I sure am. One change you’ll notice is that going forward I’ve rebranded the podcast. The name changed from Village Wisdom Podcast to Peaceful Heart FarmCast. If you’re a subscriber, you don’t need to do anything . . . I’ve updated all the links so you’ll still get the podcast automatically in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or wherever you listen. But you will...

Duration:00:08:56