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Domestic quail and their fascinating history, by Kelly Bohling. Since I started keeping Japanese quail several years ago, I’ve often wondered just how long people have kept them domestically. Exactly how new, or old, is this line of beautiful little birds, and has it changed much over the years? Are their wild relatives still around? […]Read more »
Learn more about the history of backyard chickens. For new chickens keepers and experienced ones alike, here’s an excerpt from Amy K. Fewell’s The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook. You can read more of Amy’s work in The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion Chicken History and Terminology Chickens have taken over the world! We can find chickens in most […]Read more »
By Meredith Chilson Right around Independence Day, I start thinking about my own roots. It’s a good time for vacationing near historic sights, exploring heritage, delving into the mysteries of fore-fathers (and mothers). I thought you might be interested, as am I, in the history of the domestic chicken. When researching my genealogical roots, I […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeMy mother discovered this handwritten recipe on a rainy spring day earlier this year. She was organizing a scrapbook filled with photos and recipes from her childhood. It was filled with pictures and recipes from my Great Grandparent’s dairy farm in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My Great Grandparents raised dairy cows on […]Read more »