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by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock I live in New Hampshire where our winters can get bitterly cold and while I don’t put a heater in our coop (if there is room to roost, the birds know how to keep themselves warm) on the coldest of cold days, I do leave […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest I love eggs. We make so many recipes here with eggs, but our all-time favorite use for eggs is quiche. Think of quiche as an omelet with crust. Quiche is definitely one of my go to meals during the week. It is easy, can encompass all four food groups and pleases […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols A few common concerns of first time chicken owners (who have a dog as a pet) are: “How will the dog react to the chickens?” “Should I keep the chickens and dog(s) separated?” “What breed of dogs is best to keep around chickens?” I had the same questions with my first flock of […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell This month’s story takes us to Kathy Bopps beautiful coop in Pulaski, VA. But before we head to Virginia, I thought I would share some interesting facts about how y’all prefer your turkey. The Community Chicken readers have spoken, and it looks as though most of you will be enjoying a brined, […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Do you remember those days in late spring when the daylight stretched so long into evening? Those days when your chicken girls were greeting warm weather with egg after egg after egg? The days when omelets and custards and frittatas were the norm—when you tried to come up with new and inventive eggy […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson November weather. Cold with an icy drizzle. Howling winds high in the naked treetops. Muddy boots, damp socks and gloves. Creeping shadows early in the evening—dark by dinnertime….and the days that mud freezes and hard balls of snow slam against windowpanes and cheeks as feathered and furry friends are herded into their shelters. […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Last weekend I made bone broth for the first time. I had roasted a chicken earlier in the week, and after the chicken dinner had been eaten, and leftover sandwiches been made, I was left with the carcass, bones and grizzle. Secretly, …this is what I was after. I’ve been doing a […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Welcome to the final post in the sausage making series. This is where we turn those wonderful chicken sausage links into juicy, caramelized beauties. Smoking is an age-old tradition. It has been a practical and delicious technique to preserve and flavor food for centuries. In my last post, DIY Chicken Sausage, Part […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Welcome back to the DIY Chicken Sausage series! Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and keeping the tradition of warm weather festivities, we will be grilling outdoors with friends and family. I have our music selection of Sousa marches, and patriotic overtures ready to mingle among the smoky scent of the charcoal […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Grilling season is upon us! And what better way to make use of your outdoor cooking space than homemade sausage! Making chicken sausage is fun and easy, and a great way to utilize home-raised chickens that might be a little on the tough side. In my post Tough Meat, Tough Decisions, Intro […]Read more »