Cedar Lane Auction: Goats Sell for High of $190 Second Week in a Row

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UPPER PITTSGROVE TWP. — Prices realized Tuesday at Cedar Lane Feeds Auction Sales were as follows:

Hay, per square bale: High, $3.75; Low, $.50

Hay, per round bale: High, $41; Low, $5.

Goats: High, $190; Low, $35.

Calves: High, $80; Low, $–

Chickens: High, $16; Low, $2.

Ducks: High, $11; Low, $5.

Rabbits: High, $9; Low, $1.

Pigeons: High, $2.75; Low, $1.75.

Chicken Eggs – Brown: High, $2.60; Low, $1.80.

Chicken Eggs – Green: High, $2; Low, $1.70.

 

Cedar Lane Comfort Food: Biscuit Pot Pie

Biscuit Pot Pie

When the words “biscuit” and “pot pie” are in the same sentence, you KNOW it’s going to be a yummy and filling dinner item! From damndelicious.net, it’s Biscuit Pot Pie!

Biscuit Pot Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes | Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 1/2 cups shredded chicken
1/2 cup frozen peas

Biscuit Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.

Directions
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add cold butter, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and stir using a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.
3. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 10- by 7-inch rectangle, about 1-inch thick. Cut out 6-8 rounds using a 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter. Place biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet; set aside in the refrigerator.
4. To make the filling, melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth, milk and thyme, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chicken and peas; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
5. Add chicken mixture to prepared baking dish. Place into oven and bake for 15 minutes. Top with prepared biscuits and bake until tops are golden brown, an additional 10-12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

News Article: Egg and Poultry Groups Criticize Handling of Bird Flu Outbreak

This article from USA Today reports that egg and poultry groups criticized the Agriculture Department’s handling of the worst avian flu outbreak in U.S. history, with one Iowa turkey producer charging the response allowed the deadly virus to spread.

Citing miscommunication from the USDA, the article also discusses the effects that the outbreak is having among egg and poultry producers, stating, “The outbreak has been especially damaging in Iowa, the nation’s largest egg-producing state, with 40% of its egg-laying hens lost to the disease. The state has reported 75 cases of the virus — the most recent on June 17 — resulting in the death of 32 million birds.”

Cedar Lane Auction: Goats Sell for High of $190

UPPER PITTSGROVE TWP. — Prices realized Tuesday at Cedar Lane Feeds Auction Sales were as follows:

Hay, per square bale: High, $8.50; Low, $1.

Hay, per round bale: High, $65; Low, $9.

Goats: High, $190; Low, $60.

Chickens: High, $23; Low, $2.

Ducks: High, $10.50; Low, $3.

Rabbits: High, $9; Low, $2.

Turkeys: High, $25; Low, $24.

Chicken Eggs – Brown: High, $3.10; Low, $2.30.

Chicken Eggs – Green: High, $2.40; Low, $2.

Chicken Eggs – White: High, $2.10; Low, $–.

Duck Eggs: High, $3; Low, $–.

Cedar Lane Comfort Food: Red, White, & Blue Party Ideas

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Just because Fourth of July is over doesn’t mean you can’t make these delicious and patriotic treats! Keep the party going all weekend, with these great dessert ideas!

1. Red, white, & sweet blue ice cream from Nest of Posies
2. Red, white, & blue cookie bark from Your Homebased Mom
3. S’mores on a stick from Whimsical Creations
4. Patriotic cupcake pops from Bakerella
6. 4th of July cake pop flag cake from My Juice Cup (shown)

And, of course, you need decor to go along with your dessert!

10. Red, white, & blue decor from Sweets Indeed
11. Firework centerpieces from Martha Stewart
12. Flag fans from Country Living
13. Star spangled wreath from Disney Family Fun
14. Patriotic Napkin Rings from Martha Stewart
16. Red, white, & blue garland from Martha Stewart
17. 4th of July freedom banner from My Blessed Life
18. Patriotic fans from Martha Stewart
19. Patriotic Paper Pinwheels from The Answer is Chocolate