Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fox Trot Farm Roasted Lamb Shanks with Red Wine & Rosemary, an Instant Pot Recipe!

 I crafted this recipe for my Instant Pot, which I just love using almost daily. It has been a game changer for our meals, since it not only hurries along a dish that would otherwise take much longer to prepare, but it also locks in more flavor. Farmer Bob pronounced it a home run, and we know the leftovers will be even better!

Facebook has blocked our farm URL (they do this to many farms), so please follow this link to visit our farm website and the recipe for this delicious main course.  


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Check out this customer recipe for Armenian Lamb Shanks!


The weather has turned wonderfully chilly and this time of year is perfect for a dinner of savory lamb shanks. One of our good customers who writes and food blog, The Armenian Kitchen, stopped by to pick up some of our Fox Trot Farm meaty lamb shanks, and then shared her recipe with me.

Facebook still has our farm website blocked, for unknown reasons and without warning or recourse, so I've created this blog so I can share our farm happenings on Facebook. Please follow this link to Robyn Kalajian's recipe that is on our farm website.

To get some of our Fox Trot Farm meaty lamb shanks, please call or text 803-804-3541 or email me at


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fox Trot Farm Delicious Lamb Bone Broth Recipe using your Pressure Cooker


Just look at this beautiful bone broth made with our meaty lamb bones! It's full of nutritious collagen that is oh-so-good-for-your skin, hair, nails, and joints. Take a gander at the picture below to see how thickly it gels.

Facebook still has our farm website blocked, so please click HERE to go straight to our farm website and our new recipe for this inexpensive, quick, easy, and delicious bone broth using our Fox Trot Farm meaty lamb bones. Then subscribe to our farm website blog to get all the latest updates.


Friday, September 4, 2020

We're Back with Lamb!

This has been the LONGEST 6 months, hasn't it? We are happy to bring you the long-awaited news that we will be fully restocked with our tender and lean pasture-raised and grass fed lamb meat next week.

We will be returning to the Matthews Community Farmers Market on Saturday, September 12th from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, or you can pick up your order here at the farm at 5066 Rowell RD, Lancaster, SC. Please call or text 803-804-3541, or email me at to place your order to be certain you get what you want before we sell out. 

For more information on our meat and pricing, please visit our website HERE

Here are some of the delicious ways we love our lamb:

Ground: burgers, meatloaf, in pasta dishes like lasagna, gyros
Sausages: simmered in marinara sauce and served over pasta, grilled or sauteed, braised with cabbage and potatoes, sheet pan bakes with root veggies, sliced, fried and used as pizza topping
Chops: grilled or pan fried
Racks: grilled or pan fried and oven finished
Legs: oven-roasted, braised, or boned, butterflied, and grilled like a steak
Shanks: braised with veggies and served over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes
Neck Roast: braised same as the shanks

For more recipe ideas, do a recipe search on our website or visit the National Lamb Board website.

We can't wait to see you again!

Farmer Bob & Debbie

Monday, April 27, 2020

How to Hang Small Quilts

Whew! What a month this has been! While mask making has taken up all my sewing time in April, before I started that full time "job" I finished a wall hanging and figured out a new way to hang it flat against a wall. I thought I'd show that to you here.

Here's my wall quilt. It's about 33 inches square.

This method I'm going to show you will work great with many different sizes of wall quilts. There are no holes to put in the wall, and you can rearrange your quilts as you add more, or change out seasonally, Here you go:

Add corner pockets to the back top of your quilt, and sew them in with your binding. This is the easiest way to do this, but you can always add pockets to the back later and hand sew them in. Just don't sew a pocket the whole way across the back because you will need that space later.

Now, go get a wooden yardstick and cut it to the length that will fit tightly into the pockets, and insert it, as I did in the picture. See all the wonderful flat surface exposed on the yardstick? To that, you'll attach two 3M Command picture hanging strips. I didn't take pictures of this process, but you can watch a video from the manufacturer HERE.  Since small wall quilts aren't heavy, I stick the Command Strips together, adhere one side to the yard stick, remove the backing from the side that will go against the wall, and just press the whole quilt up against the wall where I want it to go. 

See how flat this quilt hangs against the wall? No sagging in the middle, no sticking out from the wall, no rounded dowel to distort the top and, best of all, no holes in the wall!

Doesn't this look great hanging here? This pattern is called Carpenter's Wheel and it's a free pattern you can find HERE.

I'm going to take a break from mask-making for a few days and work on cutting and storing all the scraps I've generated, and tidy up the sewing room and the living room, which has been a staging area for fabric from the 400+ masks I've made. Whew!

Hope you are all well!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How to make the BEST DOG FOOD with our Meaty Lamb Soup Bones

The Waxhaw Farmers Market will be closed this weekend, so you can find us at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on Saturday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. This week we'll be featuring our meaty soup bones for just $3.99 a pound! Make bone broth, rich stock for soup and stew, or use our recipe to make a delicious lamb and rice food for your furry family member. Our dogs just love my homemade dog food, and I know it's full of goodness for them.

Our pasture raised lamb soup bones are in bags that are around 2 1/2 pounds each and we also have whole cleaned heads, which make FABULOUS dog food. Add our nutrient-rich offal (kidneys, livers, etc.) to give your dog food a power boost. You can make this the old fashioned way, but I love to use my Instant Pot. Click the link HERE for the recipe and method. Your dogs will thank you!

We are currently sold out of our prime cuts of lamb, such as racks, chops, legs, shanks, kabob meat, ground and sausage till the fall. At this week's farmers market, we'll have lots of meaty soup bones and offal, our pasture raised blue and brown chicken eggs, and our honey & beeswax soap. Be kind to your skin this winter with our all-natural beautiful soap!

Hope to see you Saturday!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Lamb Sausage & Shitake Mushroom Ragu

Is there anything better than a big plate of pasta with a savory, tomato-y sauce just packed with flavor? YES! Make that sauce with our White Wine & Garlic Lamb Sausage!

Tomorrow morning (Saturday, February 1) we'll be at the Waxhaw Farmer's Market from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, and we'll have a crock pot full of this sauce for tasting!

As many of you know, our farm website has been blocked by Facebook (too many cute pictures of lambs and chickens, I guess!) so I've created this blog to provide a link to the website. Just click HERE to travel quickly to our website for the recipe and accompanying photos. We'll also have the recipes available at the farm market tomorrow.