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About Jennifer at 1840 Farm

Over a decade ago, three generations of my family made the life changing decision to move from our home in Kansas to the Seacoast of New Hampshire. A few years later, we purchased what was then an abandoned farm and began the difficult work of bringing it back to life. It’s no coincidence that it is located a mere 100 miles from the dairy farm that my great grandparents proudly called home.

Each year, we find ourselves producing more of our own food. In 2010, we added a flock of heritage breed hens to our farm and built our own chicken coop. In 2011, we added a herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and a French Angora rabbit to our barn. In 2012, we added bantam chickens to the landscape of our farm. Our farmyard is currently home to 17 heritage breed hens, three dairy goats, and our French Angora rabbit.

At 1840 Farm, we also tend a large heirloom vegetable garden as well as blueberry and raspberry fields.  Last winter, we made our own maple syrup for the first time, collecting 123 pounds of maple sap before boiling it down into syrup. During the last year, we have collected over 72 dozen eggs and harvested 300 pounds of fruits and vegetables from our gardens. Following the birth of our first goat kids in October of 2011, we officially became dairy farmers and have since collected over 40 gallons of raw goat’s milk.

I spend my days living and writing about my passion to embrace the traditions of my past. I am equally at ease with a hammer in my hand as I am a rolling pin or a pair of knitting needles. I wasn’t raised to be a farmer and I would have never imagined that I would feel the gravitational pull to live a country cottage farming lifestyle. Yet here I am, living on a farm with my parents, husband, and two children. Today, it is hard for me to imagine living any other way.

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Whole Grain Smoked Cheddar Gougères

Smoked Cheddar Gougere from 1840 Farm

It has been three years since I began writing my blog.  Since then, I have shared countless recipes.  Some have been family favorites passed down from past generations of my family.  Others are new family favorites that have recently been … Continue reading

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Summer Berry Pie

Summer Berry Pie from 1840 Farm

I love to make pie.  For me, every season has a pie.  From the fresh peach pie of late summer, fall’s apple pie, Thanksgiving pies and through the winter with cream pies and back to summer again. All summer long, … Continue reading

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Rustic Flatbread

Rustic Flatbread at 1840 Farm

I started cooking and baking when I was about ten years old.  I loved to try new recipes and poured over my Mother’s cookbooks, eager to find the next great recipe to try.  As hard as it is to imagine, … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Waffles

Waffles at 1840 Farm

We started using our WonderMill at 1840 Farm several months ago.  Since then, I have been incorporating our freshly milled flours and meals into our favorite recipes.  I have been amazed at the flavor that even a small amount of … Continue reading

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Oven Baked Polenta with Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Oven Baked Polenta with Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Polenta is one of our favorite meals here at 1840 Farm.  We enjoy it with the best of what is seasonal and fresh from our gardens or the local farmer’s market.  This time of year, our favorite topping for polenta … Continue reading

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