Blacksmith Trading Company
Small-batch, Handmade Goods from our Family to Yours
Field Notes
Join us as we capture notes from our "field!" We include the fun, maybe some knowledge, and share a few farm-friendly recipes you may like (no farm required)!

Lake Joy Farmstead

We invite you to join us at our little farmstead. We are grateful to share our little patch of heaven with you. We are growing fruit, vegetables, raising chickens (layers and roasters), pigs and cattle.
We offer a variety of classes and offer eggs, and pork and beef shares.

We have a few other items we have handmade for sale through our Blacksmith Trading Company store!

Project - Pig Self-Watering System

Project - Pig Self-Watering System

After two sets of pigs, boy have we learned a lot! In the spirit of the old David Letterman Top 10 Lists, here are the top 10 things we have learned about pigs:

  1. Pigs are friendly
  2. Pigs are mean
  3. Pigs will eat just about anything
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Angus Beef - A Short History

Angus Beef - A Short History

Angus beef can trace their lineage to the mid 1800s from a Scottish breed of cattle, called the Aberdeen Angus. Angus were bred to be robust and sturdy so they could thrive in the cold Scottish winters. 
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Classic Steak Cuts

Classic Steak Cuts

Ever wondered why a New York steak is called such? Porterhouse? What is a T-bone?

Let's take a minute to break it down for ya. This post will feature classic "steak" cuts. I will do another post including the other parts of beef as you get it from the butcher down the line.

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