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A Superfood for Today’s Busy Lifestyles

A Superfood for Today’s Busy Lifestyles

As winter gives way to spring in nature’s seasonal dance, keep one superfood recipe handy all year: bone broth. Not only for winter, bone broth’s incredible flavor and nutritional profile should ensure its place at your table year-round. In addition to stewarding a diverse farm with unusual

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Romance, Farm-Style

Romance, Farm-Style

February may be the month of love for people, but animals have their own cycles. The bison, elk and whitetail on the farm are only concerned about romance in the fall, when the animals have grown fat on the lush summer grasses. As the leaves turn colors

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Tails from the Farm – No Bones About It

Tails from the Farm – No Bones About It

These days so many food fads are just a “flash in the pan,” so to speak. Grapefruit diets, diets based on the colors of food, diets that limit what you can eat based on your blood type, diets that only allow you to eat at a certain

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Reflections on Health: Past, Present, and Future

Reflections on Health: Past, Present, and Future

As a new year begins, many of us reflect on the past and look back on our journey to our present moment. As I sit here overlooking these beautiful great beasts grazing peacefully in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains, I am struck by how far humanity

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Kids and the Scoop on P – – p!

Kids and the Scoop on P – – p!

Taking people on a farm tour is always fun, but having children on the tour is always an adventure. The questions kids ask truly keep us on our toes. Sometimes we have to devise very creative answers just to keep up. One indelicate thing that all kids

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Tails from the Farm – A Film Shoot and “Hollywood,” the Man, the Myth, the Legend

Tails from the Farm – A Film Shoot and “Hollywood,” the Man, the Myth, the Legend

One of the most fun things about working at Dr. King’s Farms is that no two days are ever alike. Interesting things pop up regularly, sometimes animals and sometimes so much more. For example, last week I was contacted by a local film company who needs to

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Farm Recipe – Elk Shepherd’s Pie

Farm Recipe – Elk Shepherd’s Pie

This week I made a truly delicious Shepherd’s Pie (using our ground elk) that everyone raved about. My daughter had three helpings in one sitting! Taking that as an official seal of approval, I wanted to share this recipe with you.

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Tails from the Farm – Maranda the Watusi

Tails from the Farm – Maranda the Watusi

When I first came to this farm I was pretty familiar with bison and camels, but I had never seen African Watusi cattle. Color me shocked at these grand animals with massive horns both in length and diameter. Longhorn cattle might seem as if they could come

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Carolina Bison on UNC TV

Carolina Bison on UNC TV

Earlier this summer, UNC TV gave us a call and asked if they could visit our beloved bison ranch here in Western North Carolina. They wanted to learn more about the bison that Dr. King and all of us here at the farm have worked so diligently

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Farm Recipe from Chef Greg – Two-Bean* Bison Chili

Farm Recipe from Chef Greg – Two-Bean* Bison Chili

Nothing warms the insides and welcomes the cooler season better than a tasty, comforting bowl of chili. Last Saturday we served this Two-Bean Bison Chili to rave reviews during the Cycle to Farm® tour. Let us know how you like it. *For a unique twist on this

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Tails from the Farm – Bison and Bikes

Tails from the Farm – Bison and Bikes

On Saturday, October 1st, we are privileged to be one of the scheduled farm stops for Cycle to Farm®.

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Tails from Dr. King’s Farm – The End of Summer

Tails from Dr. King’s Farm – The End of Summer

It’s been a long and hot summer on the farm in Leicester, N.C. June was uncharacteristically sweltering and dry, and by the beginning of July the grasses were losing their green and suffering in the heat.

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Tails from Dr. King’s Farm – Piglets

Tails from Dr. King’s Farm – Piglets

As summer comes to a close on the farm, one of our potbelly pigs, Gina, decided to surprise us with a litter of nine beautiful piglets one morning in late July. I have experience with many different farm animals but not pigs. So I got a crash

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