Cotton Patch Geese

Hatching goslings from three breeding pairs, we are happy to offer Cotton Patch goslings this spring!

This threatened breed is a smaller goose, with colors between males and females discernable at hatching as well as fully grown. They have excellent forage ability, are great parents and are a great addition to any farm. We are members of the Livestock Conservancy and have no other breed of geese on our farm.

Our geese are a mixture of Walker and James lines, giving you excellent genetic diversity. We have the background information on our breeding geese, so you can be assured of the purity of our geese.

Goslings are sold when available and have been moving fast, we recommend you contact us ASAP if you are interested. Goslings are $60 each.

2022 50% Savanna Doelings

**SOLD, Pending Pick Up**

Planning on goats for 2023? Let us know NOW and we will add you to our waiting list.

Our March-born kids are weaned and running around the pastures. Bucklings went to market and as 50% Savanna, the lads all graded as #1’s.

The girls are ready to go. All can be registered as 50% Savanna if desired for the cost of testing/registration. The dams of the doelings are Spanish, Spanish-Kiko, and Alpine.

Moooooving On

2022 will be our last year of calving with our Irish Dexters. It has been a wonderful sixteen years. Our bull will soon be headed to a new farm and our geriatric girls will “retire” after weaning these last calves.

Calves will be posted after they are born, which can begin after Mother’s Day. Let us know if you are interested and we will reserve your calf until weaning, usually in 5-6 months.

Brown Bread…


Icelandic Rye Bread

Yet another winner-winner from Magnus Nilsson.
Cook Time 12 hours


  • 1 3/4 cups rye flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk (or older cream/yogurt that has been watered a bit)
  • 2/3 cup golden syrup or molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, bonus if your loaf pan has a lid. If not, have foil handy to seal off the top of the pan.
  • Preheat oven to 195°F
  • Mix all ingredients (I find mixing the wet together first helps) and pour into baking pan.
  • Cover loaf pan with foil or lid
  • Bake for 12 hrs


One of my favorites!  Tender, full of flavor, and you can slice it thin!

Third Season?!

Did you know that SteelMeadow’s podcast, Blind Hog and Acorn, is already into the third season? What started out as a solo podcast by Mary Jane, aka The Acorn, quickly morphed into a weekly rehashing of farm chores with Glenn, the Blind Hog.

Join the two farmers weekly as they retell what went wrong and what went right at SteelMeadow Farm. New podcasts drop every Sunday morning. Click here and sign up!

Hard-working Farm Girl needs a Sweet Break!

These lemony muffins certainly hit the spot!


Nilsson’s Finnish Lemon Muffins

Cake-like texture, great lemon flavor and super easy!
Servings 12


  • 2 1/4 sticks butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 whole lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/3 cups pastry or all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar lemon curd (optional- you won't need much)


  • Preheat oven to 350F, prepare muffin pan with liners
  • Cream together butter and sugar in mixer until fluffy
  • Add eggs, one by one
  • add lemon juice and zest
  • mix baking powder and flour, then add to wet ingredients
  • spoon into baking cups (I actually made 16)
  • spoon 1 tsp of lemon curd onto the top of each muffin cup
  • bake 30 min or until golden


I used one goose egg instead of 4 chicken eggs, and the lemon curd was a spur-of-the-moment addition.  Delightful!

Sugaring Season is Over

Seven weeks of collecting sap from black walnut trees in the yard has netted us over 2 gallons of finished syrup. Dark, delicious and with such depth of flavor! The sap run is slowing, what sap collected is getting a little cloudy, and the trees are popping their buds. Time to stop!

If you have black walnut trees in your yard, consider tapping the trees next year and produce your own syrup!