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Pick Your Chicks Choosing the best chicken breeds to raise begins with deciding which attributes are most important to you: egg production, meat production, temperament or other qualities. If you try a breed for a year or two and decide it isn’t quite what you were looking for, try another — or try two or […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Well, the deed is done. Just as hard as I expected … just as hard as the year before. If you read my post from last week Thankful for Turkeys, you’ll know we were processing some of our turkeys and chickens this past weekend. The day started out cold and solemn. Our […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson November weather. Cold with an icy drizzle. Howling winds high in the naked treetops. Muddy boots, damp socks and gloves. Creeping shadows early in the evening—dark by dinnertime….and the days that mud freezes and hard balls of snow slam against windowpanes and cheeks as feathered and furry friends are herded into their shelters. […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell 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 Chicken Sausage, Part […]Read more »
by Harvey Ussery Eggs from backyard flocks are some of the best eggs in the world. Those dependant on supermarket eggs may not even know what they’re missing out on. Chickens provide more food than just eggs. Necessary culling of the flock graces the dinner table with flavorful meat. But backyard flocks can play a […]Read more »