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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  • And...Winter Is Back April 15, 2014
    Monday morning the weather was very warm--in the 50s or 60s. Within a couple of hours, the temperature had dropped to the high 30s. By evening, it was below freezing, and some funny white stuff started falling.This morning, we woke up to this:If you don't like the weather in Michigan, just wait 15 minutes... or so the saying goes.Now, Tuesday mid aftern […]
  • It's Spring--Kayaks in the Water April 14, 2014
    The weather is warming up gradually after the long winter. Things are greening up, and there is no sign of snow anymore. After a particularly warm day recently, we decided to take a quick trip with our kayaks. We live fairly near a river, which runs into a small lake, which empties into the big lake. We opted for putting in at the small lake, since daylight […]

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