Dry Bean Recipes

Many people ask us how to cook the dry beans that we sell. Here are some of our favorite recipes that we've collected over the years.

Dry Bean Varieties

We sell a variety of different heirloom and common beans at local markets. Here are a few of the varieties as well as a little information about each type.

Wool Products

We create a variety of products with the wool our sheep grow. Check out our hand-cranked socks, roving, yarn and more. Or head over to our etsy shop for an even bigger selection

Visit our Etsy shop

Shop here for "fresh from the farm" wool yarns and rovings, as well as handmade items from our small farm in West Michigan

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  • Cabin Fever? Consider Fiber Fridays February 26, 2015
    I am thoroughly enjoying the slower pace of winter, though I'm not wild about the extreme cold we've been enduring. I've worked a bit on decluttering, though there's plenty more to work on. I've read a few books. I've spent time weaving and crocheting. I've spent some time doing things that refresh me and contribute […]
  • Winter Bean Stew February 23, 2015
    Sometimes you just want something hearty in the deep, dark cold of winter.Soak and cook Jacob's Cattle beans. Yes, you can use another kind. When they are fully cooked, drain and discard all but 1 cup of broth.Chop carrots and cook in saucepan. Drain.Chop veggies. Yes you can vary these, based on what you have […]

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