Monday, August 2, 2010

Farm Camp at Angelic Organics Farm

I got to meet Farmer John, a real farmer!

In Caledonia, Illinois at Angelic Organics Farm I met Farmer John. He is the owner of the largest CSA farm (Community Supported Agriculture) in the US. He has farmed since he was 9 so he has lots of farming experience. Farmer John said that farming is hard work. He grows his vegetables organically and does not use chemicals.

His farm is a blast. The chickens, the goats, the horse, everything! Especially the farm camp. Playing in the irrigation sprinkler was the muddiest! We also learned about bees and that female bees (workers bees) get to kick the male bees out of the hive in the winter because they hardly do anything.

We also made ice cream with goats milk, it was unexpectedly tasty, it tasted like normal ice cream except a little icier. Deb Crockett, one of the nice camp counselors, was kind enough to share the recipe with me so I could share it with you.

I like holding chickens but they are hard to catch!

Making a chicken coop for the chickens was fun!

This young calf is named May.

This is Babe and she is a very old horse.

Did you know that goats can see 320-340 degrees around them
because they have rectangular pupils?

Farm camp was the best camp ever. I will definitely be back for more!


Goat Milk Ice Cream

2 1/2 cups goat milk
1/2 cup cream
1 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt

Kitchen tools:
Ice cream maker
Mixing spoon
Measuring cups and spoons
Large bowl

What to Do:

1) Pour all ingredients in a large bowl.
2) Pour into to an ice cream maker with funnel and operate for 30-45 minutes until ready to eat.
3) Top with fresh berries if available.



Anonymous said...

That is one adorable goat.

Robj98168 said...

Cool camp Kara! Looks like fun. I would like to meet Farmer John- I loved his movie! You are so lucky!

Debbie said...

I am very lucky indeed robj98168.

My favorite goat is a kid named Ophelia. Goats like food so much, they'll jump on you to get it. It happened to me SEVERAL TIMES in a row. It is hard to believe but goats are very picky eaters preferring certain foods at certain times and places, particularly if your jacket is on the menu.


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