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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 Meredith Chilson Photos by author “To introduce,” according to my well-thumbed American College Dictionary, means, “to bring to the knowledge or experience of something.” My newest chicks are now 9 weeks old, and in their short life they have been “brought to knowledge” or have experienced many, many things. I was thinking about all […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author Brooding a batch of chicks is akin to bringing home a newborn child. No matter how many books you have read or people you have talked to, the best experience you gather will come firsthand. Caring for a tiny living being that counts their lifetime in hours or days […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Photos by author I’ve been reading with interest and nostalgia fellow blogger Rebecca Nickols’s articles about her broody hen. I remember well the times I would go to the nests, and a hen would puff up and hiss at me. The growly sound of a broody hen is something I won’t soon […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author I don’t know who originally coined the phrase “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” While I’m unsure of its origin or inspiration, I am willing to make a bold statement about its application. I believe firmly that Necessity must have been a chicken keeper. I pride myself on […]Read more »
by Christine Heinrichs and Don Schrider — Photographed by Lynn M. Stone Buckeyes Buckeyes, from the “Buckeye State” of Ohio, are one of the most-endangered American breeds ofchicken. Nettie Metcalf of Warren, Ohio, developed the breed while seeking a cold-tolerant and active fowl that could withstand the cold Ohio winters. Lustrous red Buckeyes are very […]Read more »
By Jerry Schleicher — Illustrated by Brian Orr My favorite meal is fried chicken. If I am ever awaiting the hangman’s noose, I’ll request my wife’s fried chicken as my final meal. Her fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy is pure heaven. Having said that, I must admit – with all due respect to poultry […]Read more »