Tag Archives: homesteading

Preventing Insect Infestations in Food

With my semi-Paleo life, I don’t eat a lot of grains or pseudo-grains (although I do have my serious rice or quinoa or oats moments, and a few other things may be on hand anyway), which means if I’m not … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part II: Welcoming Baby Chicks

Baby chicks are available from a variety of online sources, and you can also get them (at least in the US) from Ag-way, Tractor Supply, or a few mom & pop stores.  Ideally, you can get baby chicks from neighboring … Continue reading

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Rooster Corfu

As some of you may remember, I raised some chickens for meat this summer.  They arrived May 3rd, and went outdoors sometime in June, and were harvested for meat September 30th.  After a short adjustment period in their chicken tractor, … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part I (Intro & Overview)

This won’t be a totally organized guide to raising chickens, but I hope to provide some insight as a first-year chicken grower in New England, over a few posts that I plan to put up approximately once a month.  I … Continue reading

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Chicken and Bird Feeder Pork Lard and Sheep Fat Cakes – for Your Flock

This recipe doesn’t contain chicken. This isn’t for you to eat, gentle reader.  This is for the poultry under your care, but of course you can adapt this for wild backyard birds, too.  (Or, front yard, if that’s where you … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds: Winter Squash

Delicata squash is a joy, plus.  Do notice the recent post where I made use of nearly everything except the seeds and that stringy stuff that holds the seeds in place. There are three things you can do with the … Continue reading

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Slow Braised Rooster Wings – Rooster Legs: Dual Recipes

Since I did this as a test, I only cooked one Ziploc pack of wings from the recent farm-harvested roosters.  It held five whole wings, and I’d left the drumette attached to the dual-bone part.  For guests, separate the drumette … Continue reading

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