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Baker's Green Acre's

Processing and Butcher Shop

Reading Lists for the homestead

Books are a homestead farmer's best friend.  Right up there with YouTube and Google. And older farmers.  On our LIVE YOUTUBE Q&A programs, we've been asked what books we use as resources and reference. There's a whole list right here:  Homestead Farm Books The...

The value of a life: Homestead Hog Harvest

This is our project this weekend: teaching a valuable homesteading skill. Appreciating your food and knowing that it was raised, harvested, and prepared with care from field to plate is part of a healthy lifestyle. Your food is your nourishment and an investment you...

A community based education opportunity: the Homesteader’s Guild class

Guild: "an association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal." There are many ways to learn: a book, YouTube videos, weekend seminars, conferences, mentorships, college classes.  If you really want to know something there are two key components:...

Fun in the shop: meet the chicken processing team

FUN IN THE SHOP: MEET THE CHICKEN PROCESSING TEAM We have a day off in the shop today.  The chicken processing shop is usually humming on Fridays, which is when we do custom chicken processing.  The weekly routine is that people who have scheduled their birds...

Little’s Fate: even a used up boar is useful

What do you do with a mature boar pig?  ("Boar" meaning an intact, fully functional male as opposed to the breed of pig.) We have met people who claim they taste good, but our experience has been that they have a smell and taste that...

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Our chickens are raised on fresh pasture and moved daily onto fresh grass! They are raised with love! Our chickens all are natural, fed non-GMO feed, and get plenty of sunshine, bugs and natural nutrition.

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Around the Homestead – News and Information 

Bone broth healthy breakfast: broth and egg in a cup

Bone broth healthy breakfast: broth and egg in a cup

Everyone keeps talking about "bone broth!"  So, we've been asked "What is bone broth?" Bone broth is the product of animal bones simmered in water for a length of time.  The simmering over time pulls the nutrients out of the bones and cartilage.  Once strained, the...

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Chicken Pierre

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

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.

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

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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Taste the Love, OR Why BGA chicken tastes better than Tyson

Taste the Love, OR Why BGA chicken tastes better than Tyson

Did you know your body breaks down in the presence of anger, frustration, excessive stress, and hate?  Did you know you were made to function healthfully in love, joy, and peace? I've been reading about health lately as I've pursued some health issues for myself and...

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Baked Chicken with Bacon: Farmstead Kitchen Recipe

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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