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by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author So I started writing this blog post. A simple post about giving leftover whey to chickens. I was going to talk about how we’ve been making hard cheeses from our goat’s milk and how we have all this left over whey, and how somewhere in the cobwebs of my […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author When I received the photos of Dickie Bird Farm, it was the rural ambiance that attracted me to this entry. The rich monotone browns of the barn wood and the sunlight through the chinks in the boards gives it an almost candlelit glow. Our barn is like this, and […]Read more »
Jennifer Sartell Photos by author A couple of years ago we went to The Grandpa Tiny’s Chicken Show. It’s a spectacular display of beautiful and rare poultry. The finest of the finest in our mid-Michigan area. At the show, I remember passing a cage among the junior entries with a Silkie in it. This […]Read more »
Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Disclaimer: This post is filled with cliché puns, and terrible jokes that certainly need no drum roll introduction, but will most certainly have you rolling your eyes. Consider yourself warned. Whenever I think of proverbs, the film So Dear to My Heart comes to mind. It’s an old Disney classic […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author My husband Zach and I recently took a weekend trip down to Ohio to visit the Lehman’s store which is nestled in heart of the largest Amish settlement in the United States. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Lehman’s merchandise and catalog, but if you ever get […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Diana made this adorable sign which hangs above the door! This month I’d like to take you to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to visit Diana Fendley’s beautiful chicken coop! I must admit, I am a rustic at heart, and when I look through the chicken coop photos that readers submit, I […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author My husband, Zach, and I love to watch old horror films. Our favorites are the black-and-white versions from the 1950s, where there’s always some sort of nuclear mishap, and as a result, insects have grown to the size of small cars … or lizards … or, worst of all, […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author 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 […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author 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 […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Chickens by themselves, they are a relatively inexpensive addition to any backyard. You can pick up a handful of chicks at your feed store for under $10. Feed and bedding for a small flock can be as little as $20 a month. Chickens are also pretty easy to care for. Daily maintenance, […]Read more »