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by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Many of my friends who keep chickens marvel at the array of roosters that we have living in harmony together. At one time we had 14 roosters coexisting happily in the same coop/yard. It’s getting to be that time of year when many of the cute little un-sexed chicks […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author We are always looking for ways to strike a healthy balance between natural care for our animals and using something a little less natural, but perhaps more effective. My method tends to fall into the pattern of using natural products and clean habits as a preventive, and then trying […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author 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 […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s always exciting to see the tender purple shoots start to poke through the newly warmed spring soil. One of my favorite ways to cook is by using as many ingredients as I can, that we’ve raised ourselves. So this frittata is […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author A little over a month ago, one of our Lavender Orpington hens decided she wanted to become a mother. She plucked herself a nice broody patch and set up camp in our barn. A quaint little corner between the rabbit cages and where we store the bales of hay […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author For some reason, liver is one of those foods that gets a bad rap. But I promise you, when cooked right, liver can be delicate and delicious. To dispel a few myths, chicken livers don’t taste like iron, they’re not strong or tough, they’re not bloody, and they’re not […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Once a month I head a women’s group of Farm Girls. It’s a group of brilliant women, kindred spirits and pioneering ladies who are trying to revisit the joys of living a simple life. We’ve canned together, made cheeses, knitted, spun, and wove baskets to name just a few activities. Recently, I’ve […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author One of the best ways I can think of to use up extra eggs is to make ice cream. And in honor of the ice cream sundae’s anniversary, here is a great way to celebrate, (but really when it comes to ice cream do we need an excuse?) The […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author. For as long as I can remember, there has been an ongoing battle over the meal Chicken and Dumplings in our household. There is my mom and my brother who like the biscuit-shaped ones that are plopped over the top of an oven-baked meal and which soak up the […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author. This is a delicious Sunday dinner that fills the home with the mouthwatering smells of garlic, rosemary and onion. A hearty chicken dish with rustic root vegetables that caramelize and meld, to flavor each other and the roasted chicken. Any of the vegetables can be eliminated or changed. I […]Read more »