Tag Archives: homesteading

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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Unlaid Chicken Eggs: In Chicken Soup

Back on September 30th, we dispatched the meat birds.  I ended up helping with de-feathering and gutting ducks at a neighbor’s, followed by them (there were five of us working on one aspect or another of the birds) coming over … Continue reading

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Rendering Pork Leaf Lard

I asked for the leaf lard from the recent pork share I participated in.  And, oh, why not, I’ll take the fat back too! I ended up with one package of leaf lard, which was about one pound, and four … Continue reading

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Citrus and Fig Update – plus Protect Your Deck from Grill Ash

In the tropical, keep ’em winterized indoors department, I got a new grapefruit sapling, and three baby fig “trees” that are less than sapling in size.  I live in Zone 5b, so these definitely need at the very least, a … Continue reading

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Arrival of the Chicken Tractor & Coop!

This post is for the birds! Seriously!   The chicken coop is here!   I’ve put the birds (the broilers) in, but have to do more work before we’re totally copasetic. They HAD to go out, whereas the laying hens … Continue reading

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Baby Chicks Are Thriving

I ordered two batches of day-old chicks: 8 broilers, 4 red and 4 black, arrived May 3rd, from our local look-alike Tractor Supply/Agway but homegrown independent farm and pet store.  These birds are destined for the dinner table, and are … Continue reading

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