Posts Tagged ‘food’

As we enjoy the cooler fall weather and prepare for winter, there have been a lot of fun happenings on the farm! Whiskey found a butternut squash from a volunteer plant that must’ve grown from compost.   Apparently butternut squash is Whiskey’s idea of a dog treat! We have also seen several walking sticks around. […]

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We save the hearts and livers when we process chickens. We’re pretty big on fully utilizing everything on the homestead, and with animals we’ve processed we feel that’s especially important. With this batch we decided to dehydrate the hearts and livers to be used as dog treats. First I sliced each one so it was thin […]

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This spring and summer were our first on the homestead, and we are very happy with how much we accomplished. We were able to begin producing some products to sell, chicken and eggs, but primarily this year was a foundational year of laying the groundwork for various endeavors. Meat Chickens In the spring we raised about […]

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Mealworms!

Mealworms provide a great source of protein for our chickens and are also a great treat that can be used in training them. We were frustrated by the mealworms sold in local farm stores being all from China. To ensure the highest quality food for our chickens we decided to raise our own. We are […]

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Today I stumbled upon this article, which summarizes the results of numerous studies highlighting the health benefits of eating eggs. The author highlights how egg consumption has not been shown to increase cholesterol in most people, and how no research shows egg consumption links to heart disease. In fact, eggs contain many wonderful nutrients: B vitamins, […]

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A couple weeks back I planted some seeds in pots.  Well, then these ruffians knocked over the pot with the sage seeds!  It’s actually the rightmost pot in front of Molly in the picture, not knocked over yet.  When the pot was knocked over, the dirt and seeds spilled all over, and sage seeds are […]

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Our first pepper is growing!  I can’t wait to eat it.  We have many other pepper plants, but they haven’t grown fruit yet.  So right now this one is getting lots of attention and love.

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Our new homesteading friends invited us to their homestead this weekend to participate in their chicken harvest.They had a couple other friends over to help with the process, so the six of us worked through the afternoon processing their 15 meat chickens, culminating everything with a wonderful dinner of fried chicken that could not be any more fresh and independent!

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Our chicks are now approximately five and three weeks old (if you recall we have two varieties: Araucanas and Golden Comets). We recently made another trip to the local feed store to get some more chick food. The twenty-five pound bag we purchased when we bought the chicks is almost all gone already, so we purchased another three twenty-five pound bags of non-medicated chick food. This should last them until they are ready to go outside and eat “layer” feed.

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