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It’s all about who you know

"Do you like doing this job?" Someone asked me this once about chicken processing as I was loading her processed chickens into her car.  That question often comes back as I'm heading into the shop on Friday morning.  Friday is the day we process chickens for other...

Natural Pest Control

We love to grow our garden.We love to eat from our garden. (Mark calls it "drive by eating" when you just eat lunch off the plant.)We even love to share our garden with other people.We do NOT like to share our plants with garden pests who eat the plant or produce...

Anyone Can Farm with spring weeds!

Anyone Can Farm weeds! I’ll show you how today.  Beyond a doubt you can procure something for yourself to eat.  You are a natural farmer, you just don’t know it yet.  And this farming probably won’t cost you anything.  It’s the ultimate free lunch.  Salad, at any...

Farmers and Freedom: a Memorial Day reminder

Freedom.  Liberty.  These are important words in our human being.  They are as important to the human spirit as life.  As I write this it is Memorial Day weekend.  For us in the U.S. it’s a time to pause and honor those who have paid the ultimate price for other...

Making butter a superfood: how to make ghee

Ghee is an ancient practice of clarifying butter to give it a longer shelf life and to increase the digestibility of the fats.  It basically amounts to heating the butter and "rendering" it to separate the water, fat, and proteins.  It stores well on the counter in...

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Chicken Pierre

Chicken Pierre Turn simple chicken legs into a meal that is taste-approved by family and a bit more elegant than a casserole. 8 pieces Chicken drumsticks, thighs, or legsBreading Mix1/4 c. millet flour ((can substitute regular flour))1/2 tsp. salt1 dash ground...

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Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce

We asked for recipe ideas on Facebook recently and got a great response.  So many yummy ways to prepare chicken breast!  Here's one that really caught our attention--mostly because the recipe got posted.  We thought we'd share it with you.  Need ideas for a quick...

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Save on shipping. Join the club! Find an LZ near you.

OK.  First things first. What on earth is an "LZ" you ask? An “LZ” is an acronym for a “Landing Zone.”  In adapting this military concept to our purposes, it is an area where we can land/stop, interact with local people, and deliver needed supplies (in this case...

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Spicy Chicken Rub: warming up a whole roasted chicken

This recipe for Spicy Chicken Rub is an easy and tasty way to dress up a roasted chicken!  By the way, chickens come in all sizes, but are generally grouped into three categories: Cornish hen: 2.5 to 3.5 pounds Fryer: 3.5 to 4.0 pounds Roaster: 4.0 pounds and up Small...

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Baked Chicken with Bacon: Farmstead Kitchen Recipe

Baked Chicken with Bacon: Farmstead Kitchen Recipe Need a quick but exquisite dinner?  Here's your recipe!  Baked Chicken with Bacon.  In the video, you'll get a tutorial on how to use a whole chicken to make this recipe, and why you might consider starting with a...

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A family affair: Pastured Poultry

A Family Affair: Pastured Poultry A family farm is a family affair.  We all work at it together.  A team.  Not that everything goes smoothly, but we're in it as a team.  Last weekend the project was putting the chicks out in chicken tractors, where they "free range"...

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