Kirkhaven Moosings

Recipes, Ponderings, and Prayers

of a Dexter Farmer

May 1, 2016

There are some heifers that have a “special something.” They stand out in the crowd. They might be exceptionally friendly. Or maybe super sassy. Or perhaps they just have a little extra pizazz in the way they look or move. To us, every one of our Dexter girls are a tre...

January 23, 2015

We don’t bottle feed our Dexter babies. They are raised by their mamas on the rolling hills of our East Tennessee farm . . . enjoying mama-made milk, napping on the breezy hillsides, head-butting a ~more than tolerant~ bull, and frolicking across sunny pastures with th...

January 17, 2015


Adorable little red Bitsie placidly chewing her cud.

Sleepy Beauty, dreamy in a hay pile.

Kirkhaven My Cabernet patrolling the heifer fence line.


That’s what the brae looks like this gorgeously sunny afternoon in East Tennessee. It’s briskly chilly outside, but the suns...

January 11, 2015

There’s something special about milking Moo each morning. Naturally, we love the rich, creamy milk she gives. And we enjoy all the homemade dairy products her milk facilitates. But it’s the simple, basic act of hand-milking Moo that is so nurturing, so soul enriching f...

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