Fresh Pastures

Moved the cows onto fresh pasture this morning. Trying out a more intensive grazing system, this means a lot of moving fence. Will be a lot of extra work but hopefully will be of benefit to both the cows and the pasture. Saturday is shaping up to be a busy and beautiful day for strawberry picking. Just took shortcake biscuits out of the oven and put bread in.

Biscuits are whole wheat from flour ground fresh from grain grown here in Gill, how cool is that? Recipe as follows:

Little Red Hen Whole Wheat Shortcake Biscuits

Makes 6 biscuits

Mix dry ingredients. Blend in butter. Add milk and work until just combined. Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface and pat flat to 1 – 1 ½ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes.


Upinngil Whole Wheat Flour 1½ cups

White Flour ½ cup

Sugar 1 tbs.

Baking Powder 2 tsp.

Salt ½ tsp.

Unsalted Butter 6 tbs.

Milk ⅔ cup



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3 responses to “Fresh Pastures

  1. Susan Mulgrew

    Thanks for the recipe. I love your bread (especially the whole wheat flax seed) and look forward to making these biscuits. I also really like the new version of Upinngil’s website – it has so much more information and photos. Thanks also for the blogs about the herd – I like having some info. about the cows who produce my milk!

  2. Michelle Chaikin

    Thanks for posting this recipe. Much as I like your biscuits when we bring them home from the farm, there’s nothing like having them fresh from the oven!

    • Just to let you know this makes the “hearty” version of the Upinngil biscuit. For more fluffy results reverse the ratio of whole wheat to white flour (from 1.5:0.5 to 0.5:1.5).

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