Harvest Haven Happenings

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Brian McDonald
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Thank you Jeannie. Could you tell me, what is beef bacon please. Tks, Brian. 

Jeannie Van Popta
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Not sure what to say.... bacon made out of beef brisket. :)

Marilyn Hafichuk
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Hi Brian,
As Jeannie said, beef brisket is made into bacon. The whole brisket is soaked in a brine, then smoked and sliced like bacon. It's a little chewy, but quite tasty.

Brian McDonald
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Thanks Jeannie and Marilyn. Sounds very nice. Must see if I can cook it now :)

Jeannie Van Popta
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Here's the Harvest Haven Happenings newsletter for August 30, 2017:
https://madmimi.com/p/1532ba?fe=1&pact= ... 9acd65a378

Beryl Knipe

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Hi Jeannie,
Thank you for all the farm news. What a beautiful life. Harriet is so cute!
Beryl.

Jeannie Van Popta
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Here is the Harvest Haven Happenings newsletter for September 13, 2017: https://madmimi.com/p/2227ca?fe=1&pact= ... 58da2e837c

Brandon LaBerteaux
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Canada has a thanksgiving? With turkeys??

Sabine
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Nice to see you Jeannie :-) and all the life happening at the farm.
I so wish I could be there. Lord willing it will happen.

Michael Demerling

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Dear Jeannie,

I really enjoy these newsletters and I suppose your customers do too.

That's a long list of job tittles you have, yet you are just one person. :)

Nice photo of you in the kitchen. Are you making making bread dough? Do you use a stand mixer or do it by hand?

I find myself making a lot of dough lately for pizza and croissants so I purchased a stand mixer.

So where does Harriet (the dog) sleep and eat, in the barn with the sheep?

Does Harriet help with farm security so far (i.e. barking at wild animals, rounding up sheep, etc..)?

Sabine, I am pretty sure they would have lots of work and room for you at the farm. They have a whole house that is empty since Sean left. Why don't you just make a visit to HH? Perhaps, you can find an inexpensive (red-eye) flight from Netherlands.

Sincerely,
Michael

Sabine
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I like the prospect of that, Michael. When I get there, I would love to meet you too. Priority is as follows: 1) land a new job, 2) book a flight to Canada :-)

Jeannie Van Popta
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Hi Sabine, it would be nice to have you visit one day. :)

Michael, I'm making sourdough bread. I mix it by hand.

Harriett sleeps wherever she wants to. :P The sheep are out on pasture until later in the fall. During the winter I'm sure Harriett will keep warm at night with the sheep in the barn. She isn't old enough at this point to scare off predators and she isn't a herding dog. She's a Maremma Great Pyrenees cross so her main job is to protect the sheep.

The house is empty no longer! James has moved in and Jonathan stops by every once in awhile.

Brandon, yes, we have Thanksgiving with turkeys. Don't tell me you think we live in igloos and drive dog sleds..... ;)

Jeannie Van Popta
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Oh, and Marilyn does most of the work on these newsletters. Sometimes Martin writes things. I just post them here. :)

Michael Demerling

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Thank you Marilyn,

I really enjoy these newsletters. You have the best farm on the [planet] earth.

Sincerely,
Michael

Marilyn Hafichuk
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Thanks, Michael.
The response to the newsletters has been good - customers like the stories, the recipes, and the sales. I'm thankful.
It's always interesting for me to see what happens on the farm and what comes together for the Harvest Haven Happenings.
Victor has a hand in editing it and adding some touches to the stories. :)

Brian McDonald
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Jennie I will definitely be having a go at baking the Boterkoek AKA Buttercake. It sound yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

Brian.

Brian McDonald
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Thank you too Marilyn. :P

Jeannie Van Popta
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Here is the Harvest Haven Happenings from September 27, 2017: https://madmimi.com/p/a109da?fe=1&pact= ... a1fbc63bbd

Jeannie Van Popta
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Here is the Harvest Haven Happenings newsletter for October 11, 2017: https://madmimi.com/p/f85eea?fe=1&pact= ... e3ff6d5643

Jeannie Van Popta
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Harvest Haven Happenings for October 25, 2017: https://madmimi.com/p/74920b?fe=1&pact= ... 7990d922bd

Jeannie Van Popta
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Harvest Haven Happenings for November 8, 2017: https://madmimi.com/p/5e7a1b?fe=1&pact= ... c42918de31

Alan Agnew
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I'm not sure what the stove in construction is going to be used for. Is it for baking wholesome bread?

As for the egg business, it is apparent that people don't know the things that business owners go through. In this legal environment, It's by God's grace there is even a small farm to sell organic eggs instead of a wasteland of GMO soy. Organic feed? That's a blessing, too!

Other things this newsletter brings up about the world that I didn't learn until recently:

Cities require people to get a business licence to do business.

Wooden shoes may be very safe in the cow pen for Martin. The problem is crafting them.

People don't eat their Halloween pumpkins. They cut up squash and let it rot.

Governments fleece and lord over people, including us, yet this suffering is necessary from God.

I'm not sure how to hate the Bensons. I see Ingrid there, and pick up a polite hostility between Harvest Haven and her.

Tang Williams

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Thank for the article, 'Not All Organic Eggs Are Equal.' The prices are fair for a good quality product and food source. I love eggs, and I do see and taste the difference when I buy organic eggs.

Martin Van Popta
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Alan Agnew wrote: I'm not sure how to hate the Bensons. I see Ingrid there, and pick up a polite hostility between Harvest Haven and her.
Can you explain where you see this hostility?

Alan Agnew
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Martin Van Popta wrote:
Alan Agnew wrote: I'm not sure how to hate the Bensons. I see Ingrid there, and pick up a polite hostility between Harvest Haven and her.
Can you explain where you see this hostility?
Well, you hate the Bensons, so when I saw Ingrid here, I thought, "Isn't this polite hatred?" That is, thanking Ingrid for the sake of appearance to others while hating her. Also, I felt surprised that she was still walking the Earth.

Perhaps I'm wrong and exaggerating how Godly hatred works. Therefore, how did you feel towards Ingrid in the Facebook conversation?

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