Reber Rock Farm Blog
In hindsight, I should have cleaned up the cutting board, and decluttered the background of onion peels and meat wrappings…but my brother and I were talking about cooking steak and I couldn’t help snap a photo. So here it is, our kitchen, a quick dinner of Dakin’s Cheesy Pasta with some steak garnish on top!Continue reading “What makes a good steak?”
What a week. We have been lucky in our secluded area of northern New York State. We live in Essex County, which is entirely in the Adirondack Park, measures approximately 1900 square miles and has just under 40,000 year round residents. So there’s plenty of room for walking (even driving) and never seeing anyone. ButContinue reading “What a week…for soup”
Happy New Year! Many cultures across the globe mark the new year at different times in the calendar, yet a common thread is often the process of reflection; when we arrive at the end, we often look backwards before starting forward again. The cyclical nature of our farm make this particularly relevant for the monthContinue reading “Planning for a new year”
Our holiday consisted of our family, my brother who lives in the basement and Grandma down the road. A relatively large gathering these days and certainly a small christmas gathering compared to what we are used to. As it turns out one of the benefits of a small gathering at the holidays is that youContinue reading “Joys of Holidays”
Thank you to everyone who placed an order for delivery this week. We packed more than 40 orders last week! I’m pretty sure this was a new record for us:) Thank you for your support and enthusiasm. For meat customers and now syrup customers please let us know how your package arrived, if you hadContinue reading “Preparing for Christmas”
I’ve been lucky this year. Most years the cold comes before I’m ready, water lines freeze, equipment freezes to the ground and maybe it all gets buried under the sneaky disguise of snow. Then I spend infinitely more time with picks and hot water doing what would have taken minutes, days before. This year hasContinue reading “Preparing for Cold”
We’ve been trying at this for a little while now. Brilliant is maybe not the first word that comes to mind when someone suggests shipping a sticky, sweet, liquid in glass jars…but that’s exactly what we’re up to. We’ve been testing this for a few years now, but with the systems and experience of shippingContinue reading “Syrup Shipping for the Hollidays”
We have much to give thanks for. We took our usual, post-prandial and pre-pie thanksgiving walk. The sun helped us shed our winter layers as we walked. I am thankful to have a healthy family. I am thankful to have my brother so close (living in our basement!). I am thankful to have great foodContinue reading “Thanks Giving”
I typically write my weekly email on Sundays. It’s a time for reflection on what has happened in the last week and where we’re going. An exercise I have come to enjoy for its challenge and perspective. Today is Friday, and I want to write a quick note about Schmaltz. We are so proud toContinue reading “Schmaltz”
We knew the 70 degree, mid-November weather could not last forever…the weather whip-lash we’ve had this month has me feeling sore. We started with 6 inches of snow on election day, and 16 degree night time temperatures. The chickens did not know what to do with the snow, and I spend most of the daylightContinue reading “The beginning of the end”
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