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by Rebecca of The Garden-Roof Coop Last spring I added a little color to the flock; an Easter Egger and a Black Cuckoo Maran. But it wasn’t only because of their their gorgeous feathers that I chose these breeds; they also added color to my egg basket! Poppy, the Easter Egger, started laying pale green eggs a few weeks ago and […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke In my last post, I shared my frustration with trying to make a perfectly hard boiled egg using the fresh eggs we gather here at 1840 Farm. I asked Community Chickens readers to share their tricks and tips in the hopes that I would find the perfect solution. You amazed me by […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell When we first got chickens I was a teenager and my mom wasn’t really on board with the whole idea. My dad and I sort of bamboozled her over one weekend at a trip to a feed store. Keeping chickens as a teen had little to do with delicious, organic, free ranging, […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeI’m still trying to recover from the disappointment of my failed natural Easter egg experiment. I had been counting on using these unique and beautifully colored hard-boiled eggs to decorate our Easter table at 1840 Farm. That was, until I removed the eggs from their naturally colored liquids and found dreary, gloomy eggs […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Spring has sprung here at Iron Oak Farm and we are bursting at the seams with new life and exciting ventures. As a child I remember the cold months dragging on in a seemingly unending dreariness. I would yearn to plant something, play in the dirt and soak up the warmth of […]Read more »
by Meredith ChilsonIt’s a blustery day here in Western New York, one of the first for this year, really. It’s just the sort of day that I like to dig out my very old Betty Crocker’s Cook Book and whip up some magic in my kitchen. My chicken girls are finally beginning to lay eggs […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell It’s so great to be back and blogging again! Just before Thanksgiving, my computer took a nose dive and I couldn’t access any of my image files, I couldn’t download my camera, and worst of all, I couldn’t share all the exciting things that happened at our first Christmas on the new […]Read more »
by Suzanne Roark Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. Something about the days growing darker and colder, the sweet smell of decaying leaves and finally the quiet awe of the first snowfall. Thanksgiving is not far away when the trees grow bare. Fall is the perfect time for reflection and family time, gathering […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Zach and I were married a couple years ago and we honeymooned along the East Coast. One of the most delicious places we visited was Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster is one of the largest Amish settlements in the country. And my-oh-my is the food amazing! Everywhere you go there is some sort of […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Eggs Benedict is my favorite breakfast. It’s a delicious savory egg dish that stacks crunchy English muffins, Canadian bacon, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce. I give this version a sophisticated twist by swapping out the traditional Canadian bacon for delicate, flaky, home-smoked salmon. The dish’s history can be credited as far back […]Read more »