Category Archives: Commentary

Prepping to Sell or Donate Home Grown Chicken Eggs

(This is the full and complete version of this blog post.  It was uploaded as incomplete this past Tuesday by accident.) These are my personal guidelines that I follow for donation or sale of extra chicken eggs from my back … Continue reading

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The Quail Have Started to Lay! Plus, How Quail Differ from Chickens

New Homestead Developments! As of this morning, July 21st, I have a total of 4 quail eggs.  Produced by my in-house Coturnix! Apparently I have at least two or three females and at least one male.  There are  seven mature … Continue reading

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Incubating Quail or Chicken Eggs

I have decided to try my hand at incubating poultry eggs in my home.  Why? Scroll down for a summary of a list of instructions! For the quail, I’d ordered some eggs back at the end of March, because 1) … Continue reading

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A Homestead Dog? Why I’m Not Immediately Getting One

And What I’m Interested in, When I Do… The first answer is very serious – I have two well-loved cats, currently aged 13 and 18, who have no real experience around other species, and at their ages, I think it … Continue reading

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Food in Changing Times: Veggie Stock: Part III – Vegan

Contains:  Optionally contains nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and as a stock is Paleo, Whole30.  What you make with it after is up to you. Today’s stock recipe will be based on a Western-style stock, and in this case it … Continue reading

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Reviewing: A Couple-Three Home Delivery Food Services

The three main services I am investigating today are so totally different.  Only the Dinner Thyme one  comes with meals sans subscribing that you prepare according the instructions, and it vastly differs from subscription sources such as Hello Fresh or … Continue reading

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Greek Broiled Eel with Ladolemono Dressing

Contains:  Fish.  Is:  Gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, Whole30.   I find my eel once a year down at a ShopRite back in Connecticut – they sell it for Christmastime to a largely-Italian patronage who will consume it for Christmas Eve.  I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Whole30 Food Plan

While all recipes I poste this past month filled the Whole30 bill, to be honest, I did not  personally (for logistical reasons) not doing this myself this month.  Although nearly all home-cooked foods this month WILL, and usually DID,  fall … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Winter Conference, Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association (NOFA MASS)

Worchester State University is about an hour and forty minutes from here, and was the host on Saturday to the 2020 Winter Conference of the Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association (NOFA), Massachusetts’ chapter.  This is the first year I’ve attended this … Continue reading

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The 500th Post: Looking Back at Many Favorite Recipes

I’ve made 500 posts here (counting this one), through thick and through thin.  My diet went from general (but mostly whole foods), through mostly Paleo / Weston-Price, through needing MORE fiber in my life (more legumes and grains/pseudograins), to retirement … Continue reading

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