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Keeping backyard chickens is a rewarding experience. I have very few complaints when it comes to taking care of my ladies. I love the peace they bring me with their scratching about in the yard. The eggs are top notch and the education that keeping chickens has brought to my family is priceless. However, this […]Read more »
Non-traditional? Yes – partly because I have not an ounce of Italian heritage, and therefore I wouldn’t even presume to know (or understand) all the tricks, pinches of that and dashes of this, that go into the Traditional Easter Bread. And partly because even though this recipe does come from my mother’s stash of recipe […]Read more »
Today I want to share an easy recipe for quiche, using many ingredients that you may already have. As the weather warms up so does egg production. This is a great way to use up those eggs. My favorite meat to use in quiche is bacon. You could also use chicken or lunch meat. […]Read more »
The hens are beginning to lay a few more eggs, but at the same time the shelves in my pantry and freezer are starting to look a little bare. It’s the time of year that I look through my mother’s recipe box for ideas. I know I’ll find something in her Depression/WWII era collection of […]Read more »
This guide (featuring our very own Jennifer Sartell) contains more than 51 keys to keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus do-it-yourself housing plans, tips for caring for chickens in the winter, instructions for protecting your flock from predators and disease, and much more.Read more »
By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village Coconut Oil has become all the rage these days and for some great reasons. The oil is said to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. It contains healthy fats that have been said to help with weight loss, heart disease and diabetes. There are skin care […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm Winter has settled in at Iron Oak Farm. Temperatures have been in the single digits for almost two weeks now and we have about 3 inches of snow. The chickens are protesting the cold temperatures and lack of sunshine with their usual, seasonal egg-strike. The eggs […]Read more »
This is the time of year I feel time rushing past; do you? It’s a different sort of rushing than happens in the summer and fall, when gardens are producing mountains of beans and squash, the hay needs to be cut and the straw baled (to say nothing of the lawn), the barns and egg […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm In our house, Thanksgiving isn’t just one day of eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, no,no. This feast goes on for several days in the form of leftovers. Come Sunday after the holiday and I start to feel more like a stuffed bird and all I can […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Thanksgiving is just a week or so away, and at our house, turkey traditionally has a place of honor on the table at the family feast. I expect it may also be a tradition at your house. Most of us, though, have side dishes, sauces, relishes, or desserts that are just as […]Read more »