Schmaltz – How to Render Chicken Fat, and What to Do With It

Schmaltz – How to Render Chicken Fat, and What to Do With It

Confession – I never heard the term “schmaltz” until sometime during adulthood. Growing up on the farm, rendered poultry fat was prized for cooking and baking, but I didn’t realize it had a name other than chicken fat, duck fat, goose fat, etc. Thankfully, I’ve had a chance to rediscover this wonderful cooking oil, first,…

Silvopasture Guide Book – Combining Trees and Livestock

Silvopasture Guide Book – Combining Trees and Livestock

“Silvopasture : A Guide To Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, And Trees In A Temperate Farm Ecosystem” by Steve Gabriel delves into various components of silvopasture and managing grazing animals in a silvopasture system. The USDA Forest Service defines silvopasture as, “The deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock operations on the same land.”┬áMr. Gabriel…