Monday, August 2, 2010
Farm Camp at Angelic Organics Farm
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.
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
Ice cream maker
Measuring cups and spoons
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.