Taste of the Farm

It was a wonderful day at the Unity Farmers Market this Past weekend. We had a chance to prepare our food and were also treated to foods donated by other vendors all free to the public.

I used the ground pork to make my famous “Thai Sweetchili Meatballs” they were a huge hit.

Kielbasa, Hot and Chorizo sausage and grassfed Hamburger  from the farm were also prepared.

My dream is to have a venue were I can prepare recipes that I have learned in the many places I have worked as a chef in my earlier days.

Was a great opportunity to give back to public that supported us this year.

Jonathan, Michelle and Johan

PaleMoon Farm

Fall is in the Air

Place your orders now.  Contact us: blessedthistlefarm@icloud.com

It’s that time of the year again when we harvest and get ready for winter!

Currently we have Delicious Gourmet:


Boneless Lamb, Lamb Sausage (Hot and Garlic), Crown Roast, Stew, and Loin with Bone in.  There are 5 lambs left that will be going in for processing in November, I can have these custom butchered with prior notification.


Sausage: Hot, Garlic,Sweet, Maple

Ground Pork


Ground Beef and Stew beef

Whole Chickens —SOLD OUT

My wife prepared an amazing Gyro Lamb on our 2 Wedding Anniversary using this recipe :

We finished it over lump charcoal in the Egg before serving in warm Pita, with Homemade French Fries, fresh Garden Tomatoes, and lettuce..topped with gravy for the lamb.

Please place you’re orders for Turkey, as of Today Sept. 11, we have 12 turkeys ( out of 40) left for Thanksgiving.

If you’d like place an order for Pork to stock up for winter, we have about 7 whole pigs left (in addition to the 4 are going in next week), so we’ll have more Chorizo Sausage for all the “Chorizo Fans” out there. This season Chorizo was a great seller, it’s such a great sausage to make Black Beans with…not too mention I love eating in an omelette aw well or just on the grill!

Fall is also the season for soups, Bean Soup made with our famous Smoked Ham Hocks creates a rich flavorful broth with delightful chucks of hocks to nourish the soul and body.

There’s nothing better this time of year when the leaves are changing, to celebrate the end of the summer with feasting on the bounty that God provided for us. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to share a very prosperous year for raising Lamb, Pork, Chicken and Beef…it was a very hot and dry summer but all the hard work building shelters for the animals paid off. Having Installed over 900′ of water pipe and Water Spikets was key in being able to supply fresh filtered well water to them.

We want to hear all about how your preparing our Gourmet Meats, share your recipes, pictures, and show off your cooking skills!



Birch Oil Salve is ready

Just in time when your skin is extremely dry from the winter cold and indoor heat.

These go fast so place your order now.

 The health benefits of Birch Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as a tonic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, analgesic, detoxifying, antirheumatic, antiarthritic, diuretic, antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, germicide, insecticide, and depurative substance.
There are two types of birch, the White Birch or Silver Birch, which is scientifically known as Betula Pendula (previously known as Betula Alba), and the Black Birch, Sweet Birch, or Cherry Birch whose scientific name is Betula Lenta. The main constituents of birch oil are Salicylic Acid, Methyl Salicylate, Betulene and Betulenol.
Birch varieties are categorized as deciduous trees and have been used as a decorative tree as well as a medicinal plant since ancient times.

Health Benefits of Birch Essential Oil
Antiseptic & Disinfectant
These are the two of the most important properties of birch oil. The components responsible for these properties are Salicylic Acid and Methyl Salicylate, two well known germicides and bactericides in the world of medicine. They protect the skin from both bacterial and fungal infections.

Antidepressant & Stimulant
Birch Oil is a stimulant by nature. It stimulates the nervous, circulatory, digestive and excretory systems. It also stimulates the endocrine glands that result in more secretions of enzymes and essential hormones. This can play a beneficial role in diseases associated with the improper secretion of hormones, including diabetes, where the enhanced insulin production will help lower the blood sugar levels.

It helps reduce body temperature during fever by promoting perspiration. This also helps in the removal of toxins from the body through sweat during fever, further improving the condition of the patient and leading towards a faster recovery time.
Analgesic & Antispasmodic
Birch oil is helpful in reducing pain in the joints and muscles, as well as pain associated with headaches and toothaches. It is also antispasmodic and relieves cramping throughout the body.
Antirheumatic & Anti-Arthritic
Since it stimulates circulatory system and improves circulation, birch oil is very helpful in giving relief in diseases associated with improper circulation such as edema (swelling), rheumatism, and arthritis. The detoxifying property of birch oil also aids in this, as it removes toxins from the body which are the root causes of these circulatory diseases.

Astringent & Tonic
For ages, birch oil has been in use as a skin toner. Regular external application (in low dosages) effectively reduces wrinkles and sagging of the skin and muscles. Its astringent property strengthens gums, hair and tightens muscles. Thus it makes you look younger and may help you get back into a more youthful lifestyle, even when you are well into your forties or fifties.
Detoxifier & Depurative
Birch oil helps to remove toxins like uric acid from the blood through increased urination and perspiration (being diuretic and stimulant in nature). In other words, this purifies the blood; a depurative is an agent that purifies something.

Germicide & Insecticide
Birch oil is an excellent germicide and insecticide, mainly due to presence of Salicylic Acid and Methyl Salicylate contained in it. These two components are excellent cures for eczema, ring worm and other skin diseases and infections. You might have seen medicinal preparations like lotions and creams for ring worm and eczema containing these two components. Birch oil is a natural source of these beneficial compounds.

Birch oil promotes urination. Betulenol and Betulene are the two components which are responsible for this property. Urination helps body in many ways.
It helps people to lose weight, removes toxins from the body, promotes digestion, cures infections in the urinary system, cleans the kidneys and lowers blood pressure. Urination also helps prevent the formation of kidney stones and conditions like gout and arthritis.

Other Benefits
Used as a tonic, it gives feelings of strength, warmth and vitality. It is ideal for use in extremely cold climates.

A Few Words of Caution
Sweet Birch (Betula Lenta) oil is toxic and can cause skin irritations. Pregnant women should avoid birch oil due to its powerful effects that could hurt their unborn child.
Blending: Birch Oil blends well with Benzoin, Sandalwood, Rosemary and Jasmine Oils.

Meet Marilla the newest addition to PaleMoon Farm

Our neighbor Angela followed me into the back pasture, Dolly has the two feet just hanging out, you could just see the hooves.

 I tried to tie two parachute cords around the feet with a slipknot but that did not work too well.

She backed up against the barb wire fence, I got a grip on the feet with my hands and started pulling, she laid down, I got one hand inside her and grabbed the head, I put my feet against her hips and started pulling as she had the contractions, Angela helped to keep her open so the head would get past, the one pull ( the calf is so slippery, takes every bit of strength to hold on) and got the calf out….dragged it up to dolly and she started howling and cleaning it off.

Thank God for my neighbor Angela, cool, calm, and collected and knew right what to do!
This could have gone really bad so I thank the Lord for helping me and sending someone to help out.

Wonderful Benefits of Rosemary as an Essential oil

Rosemary has been extensively used since ancient times for a variety of purposes. The Romans gave special importance to the rosemary plant and used it frequently in religious ceremonies. It was also used during wedding ceremonies, food preparation, cosmetic care, and medicinal herbal care. Rosemary plant and its extract were also used by the ancient, Egyptian civilization as incense.

The health benefits of rosemary essential oil made it a favorite of Paracelsus, a renowned German-Swiss physician and botanist, who made significant contributions to the understanding of herbal medicine during the 16th century. Paracelsus valued rosemary oil due because of its ability to strengthen the entire body. He correctly believed that rosemary oil had the ability to heal delicate organs such as the liver, brain, and heart.

Skin care: Rosemary essential oil is not used in skin care as extensively as it is used in hair care, but it does have antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Topical application of the essential oil, or regular massage with the oil helps in toning your skin and removing dryness. It can also give your skin a healthy, even glow when regularly applied, or when it is a main component of your moisturizers and other creams.

We have combined Rosemary, Kelp, and Mint for a refreshing and invigorating salve.

Which you can purchase here:


Wonderful site with studies and facts about Rosemary oil.