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by Jennifer Burcke Thanksgiving is in full swing here at 1840 Farm. Three generations of my family will gather around our farmhouse table today to enjoy a delicious collection of family favorites. There will be a wonderful selection of traditional dishes like mashed potatoes and our favorite artichoke and sage dressing. I will also make […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Fall has arrived at 1840 Farm. The temperatures are becoming cooler each evening. The daylight hours decrease each day. Dusk is settling in earlier with every day that passes on the calendar. I find it more difficult to embrace fall and the resulting winter season each year. I understand that the purpose […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Last September, Hurricane Irene came roaring into the lives of everyone here at 1840 Farm. We sustained major damage to our farmhouse. I shared with you our experience living for a week without electricity while our electrical service was repaired inside and outside our home. It was an experience that we will […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke In the past, when someone mentioned the word “caviar,” beautiful appetizers immediately came to mind.I pictured a cocktail party with champagne in glass flutes and fine china as far as the eye could see.It seemed impossible to imagine anything short of an elegant setting. Did you notice how I mentioned that this was […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeI chose to become a chicken keeper for a host of reasons, but the same two are always at the top of my list. First, I wanted to connect to the generations of my family that had come before me. They were farmers and I wanted to continue the family tradition of raising […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeOver the last two years, I have shared my family’s journey to become chicken keepers with the readers here at Community Chickens. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience during an exciting time in my adult life. In two short years, my family has experienced everything from the arrival of our first batch […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke In my last post, I shared my experience supplementing my flock’s diet using My Pet Chicken’s Chickie Puffs.The chicks are now juveniles and no longer need a supplement made specifically for young chicks.They have become members of our flock and are just beginning to lay eggs in the nest boxes. Once all […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke I am always looking for ways to help ensure the good health of the animals that live on our farm.I feel like doing so is part of my job as their keeper.I take this part of my animal keeping very seriously, whether it concerns the hens that live in our coop, the […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeChickens have been decorating the landscape at 1840 Farm since our first chicks arrived in 2010. I always believed that chickens were beautiful. Becoming a chicken keeper has only served to deepen that feeling. I now find myself surrounded by chickens. My friends and family all know how proud I am to be […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeAs a person who proudly defines herself as a chicken keeper, I find myself answering a lot of questions regarding our flock. The first question is usually in regard to how many chickens we keep. The second question almost always involves what breeds of chickens live at 1840 Farm. We currently have 17 […]Read more »