Hi! Welcome to The Farm Journal. I'm Kristen ~
Ben's wife, mama to four boys, & farm girl. Here are the everyday adventures of life on our farm.
At the turn of the Autumnal Equinox, our weather went from sunny and warm to a chilly wind reminiscent of winter. We are experiencing cold mornings in the low 40s, which hardly ever happens in September. Hot tea and hoodies are on repeat this week. Each morning we find ourselves adding on more layers than […]
As we prepare to welcome our fourth baby, I have been stocking the freezer with meals. I wanted to share some recipes with you that I have made for the freezer. Our family loves these meals! Greek Meatballs (for the freezer – I use pork & beef) served with freshly made flatbreads and tzatziki sauce made with homemade yogurt This meal […]
It’s hard to believe but it has been 6 weeks since we last sent out a newsletter! A lot has happened during that time, specifically with our family and the direction of Creambrook so we want to fill you in. As many of you know, Ben hurt his knee at the end of March, throwing […]
Last Tuesday, Ben was working cows in the corral and had a clean fall onto his right knee. By evening he was in tremendous pain, even with pain management and ice. The next day we took him in to get checked while a sweet friend offered to watch our boys. Ben has what appears to […]
Meet the farm babies! This year we are trying something new: electrified sheep fence! Calves are moved every other day to fresh pasture with sheep fence from Premier. These six calves are raised on warm milk from our cows. They share a barrel feeder that has tubes and “teats” so they can drink up milk […]
We are excited to announce that the farm will be growing this coming August, when we welcome Baby 4 to our family! Kristen has been feeling (mostly) great besides the usual pregnancy morning sickness. The sweet baby kicks make it worth it. :) We don’t know if Baby is a boy or girl, and after […]
Since we left social media on December 1st, I’ve been honing in on what we are about at Creambrook: Clean, nourishing food. Simplicity. Community. We have been focusing 100% on our raw milk members and our online community. Done with the social media pressures to entertain, we have been thankful to communicate every week directly […]
Good morning, Creambrook Tribe! Spring is here at Creambrook! Yesterday morning, March 8th, our cows were moved for the first time in 2022 to a new paddock with fresh growing grass. Every day from now until roughly January 1st, the cows will be moved to a fresh paddock of green grass daily. This is what we live for […]
Farm Days are full of the good things you want in a day in the country: beautiful views, family fun, tractor rides, and lots of animals. Spring Farm Day, Creambrook Farm April 23, 2022 10 AM – 2 PM At Spring Farm Day: – Pet and snuggle the baby calves! – Take a hay ride […]
Refreshing, sweet and nostalgic: it’s the time of year for eggnog! I like to whip up a batch and share with friends, and serve it cold. It never lasts long around here! It’s a wonderful addition to your holiday table this Christmas season. Creambrook Holiday Eggnog 3 eggs 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 cups Creambrook […]
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my sister-in-laws brought store-bought salted caramel and pumpkin spice coffee creamers to the farm. It was fun to add seasonal flavors to my morning latte, but the ingredients got me thinking: I could probably make my own coffee creamers with ingredients I can pronounce and no weird fillers or preservatives. And […]
My friend, Amy Rhodes, shared her favorite molasses cookie with me and it has become a family favorite, especially at Christmastime! Amy and her family are beef ranchers at the beautiful Salt River Ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. They ship pure Wyoming protein nationwide, have a ranch goods store, and will soon offer ranch stays […]
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