Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Martha Stewart's making rabbit stock

Meat rabbits got a little more press over in Martha Stewart land.   Check out her recipe for rabbit stock!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chickens and Rabbits

If you have put a deposit on a meat chicken or reserved a rabbit, they're ready!  I'm about halfway through processing the chickens, and the same goes for the rabbits.  

I've had some interest in another batch of chickens, and will be able to do that this spring.  Rabbits are available all year, so please contact me if you'd like to be added to the wait list.  As it is right now, all rabbits are spoken for until about the middle of November.  I am adding 2 does to my herd to better supply your rabbit meat requests.  

Chickens and rabbits are dressed and packaged in BPA-free shrink style freezer bags.  I love these bags, they do a great job of preventing freezer burn and preserving the quality of the meat.  

If you'd like to reserve some rabbits or be contacted about chickens in the spring, please email me,, or talk to me at the farmers market.  I'll be there Thursdays and Saturdays through the beginning of November.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cilantro Lime Rice, Chipotle style

Cilantro is a frequent flier in our CSA boxes.  Today I used mine to make Chipotle style Cilantro Lime Rice.  You can also substitute Cilantro entirely or in part for Basil in your favorite pesto recipe.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

2014 CSA shares

It’s that time of year again!  The first of the seed catalogs has arrived, and Wild Vitality Homestead 2014 CSA Shares are now available.  This year meat birds will be handled as CSA shares to allow me to raise everything you need.  I’ll be able to quote you a per pound price when I’ve finished negotiating the non-GMO feed, which will be in range of $4/pound.

1 have 1 share left of each size.  Shares are first come, first served.  If you are interested in a share or have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Wild Vitality Homestead 2014 CSA
Heirloom Veggies               Heritage Animals
Chemical Free foods with history,
Nutrient density and better flavor

Weekly pickup at Defiance Farmers Market

Early June – Mid October

CSA members receive 15% discount on all
Wild Vitality services and remedies

Veggie Shares:
Chemical free
Heirloom varieties
Weekly selection of leafies, roots, classics and herbs
Family                        $600
Couple                       $400
Single                        $200

Commercial breeds, pasture raised
with supplemental non-GMO feed
Turkeys         $25 deposit per bird, balance due on delivery
Chickens       $15 deposit per bird, balance due on delivery

Eggs from hens raised on pasture with supplemental non-GMO feed
$4/dozen ala cart

Rabbits           Heritage Breed ~ American Blues and Whites
Raised on high quality conventional pellets with supplemental garden goodies
$4/# farm processed
$6/# processed at inspected facility by request

Wild Vitality Homestead   Cecil OH    720.323.7319
Produce * Rabbit * Pastured Poultry * Eggs

Friday, November 29, 2013

Turkey related PSA

Did you know you can strain your wrist plucking turkeys? I didn't, but I do now! 

I think it was the repetitive flicking to get the wet feathers off my fingers. Other than the ouchie bit, I think this is hilarious. Seriously, who manages to strain their wrist plucking all of 3 turkeys? 

Be safe out there, people! Use the buddy system, don't run with scissors, and don't eat the yellow snow! 

Always an adventure...

Friday, November 8, 2013

2013 wrap up

I'd like to thank everyone for your support this year!  I wouldn't still be here without you.  

This year was the first year for my CSA program.  It was challenging and engaging to build it from scratch.  I was able to feed 5 families this year, which felt very satisfying.  I learned a lot, and am looking forward to tweaking the garden for better yields.  Next year I will be offering 9 CSA shares, 3 of each size.  Those details will be available soon.  

My plans for the winter include expanding my cottage food offerings, developing consignment accounts, launching 2014's CSA program, building a Hugelkulture bed, setting up a cold frame and turning one of the chicken tractors into a mini hoop house for starting seeds this spring.  

I will continue to be available year round for consultations as a Certified Clinical Herbalist, Nutritionist and Reiki Practitioner.  Kettle Corn, Hard Candy and Herbal Remedies are available year round, and I will be able to offer seasoned nuts and gluten free baked goods as soon as my oven is repaired.  

You will be able to find my cottage food offerings and a select offering of remedies at All Things Food in Bryan, and Kircher's Flowers in Defiance.  Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or orders, including special requests.  

Rabbit and duck are available year round, or as long as I have some in the freezer.  My current inventory are farm processed, although I will have inspected rabbit available after the 1st of the year.  

Thanks again for all of your support, and I look forward to feeding you in 2014!  

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poultry news

I ordered the meat chickens for the rest of the year and scheduled their processing dates yesterday.  It's all COD, isn't that wonderful?  I'm planning on 2 batches of 25.  They will be available September 3rd and October 15th.  That will be it for meat chickens until next May.  Please let me know how many you think you'll need from each batch as soon as you can, so I can adjust my order if necessary.  I don't want anyone to miss out!

I'm ordering turkeys this week, too!  If you're interested in turkeys, please let me know how many you'd like and if you'd like a bird in the 12-15 pound range or a 30# bird.  I'm picking them up on Friday.  These will be commercial turkeys, but raised on pasture they'll be tastier and have better nutrition.  I may still be getting Bourbon Reds, I'm waiting to hear back from the breeder.