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by Meredith Chilson This is the time of year that our thoughts turn to gifts and our minds begin to reflect on the past, isn’t it? I want to share with you some reflections of the gifts my chickens have given me. Many of the gifts are lessons taught to me, and I’m passing these […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke It has been nearly three years since we first welcomed chickens into our lives. The daily task of tending to our flock and collecting fresh eggs are such an integral part of our daily lives that it is difficult to imagine a time before we were chicken keepers. It’s also hard to […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell I’m so honored to share this exciting news with all of you! Community Chickens is proud to announce a new line of chicken themed E-Cards available to YOU, our valued readers! The artwork that appears on the cards was designed and created by the gifted and talented artist Lindsey Bugbee and myself, […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson The holidays are looming, and I’ve pulled down the crates and tubs of decorations and ornaments from the high shelf in the garage. As I sort through the boxes, I realize that many of them are handmade—some of glitter, glue and toothpicks made by tiny hands, others of ceramic, glass or wood. […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author 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 […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author I grew up celebrating Independence Day with sparklers and barbecue. I lived in Kansas then and we didn’t really need an excuse to eat barbecue. We viewed a warm weather holiday as an opportunity and seized it. Fourth of July parades and celebrations seemed to be as ubiquitous as […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author I’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 […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author I had big plans for this post. I spent hours researching and preparing for this story just in time for Easter weekend. In fact, I even enlisted the help of my children. They donned their aprons and spent a few hours in the kitchen assisting me. We eagerly awaited […]Read more »