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Dehydrating Summer Squash / Courgette Chips, Onions, and (again) Grape or Cherry Tomatoes

Contains:  Potential nightshades, read carefully.   Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, Whole30, homesteading, Putting Food By! You can use your oven, but temperatures, especially at the low range needed for dehydration, can be iffy – but instead of not dehydrating at all … Continue reading

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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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The Home Planted Vegetable World in My Zone 5 Region – Spring Growing

I am planting, and still planting.  This is western Massachusetts, at a higher elevation than central-lower New England, but no where near as cold as long as is northern New Hampshire nor much of inland northern Maine.  So some seeds … Continue reading

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What’s Growing on the Homestead Today?

The photos here were taken May 8th (other than the 2-day old quail photo).  Overnight … rain, then snow (again).  But I’m enjoying the thoughts of new life and new growth, both vegetative and avian.  (And, personal…)  Trees are thinking … 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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Bugs in Your Flour & Grains? And, a Removable Label Idea

Not going to be-labor this post. If you live where winter is a thing – with degree days below freezing – here’s a handy hint: Collect your flour and rice and meal (including tapioca and arrowroot flours you have for … Continue reading

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Thai Soup: Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Galangal), for Asian Lunar New Year – Whole 30

Contains:  Fish sauce, coconut, optional nightshade.  Is:  Whole 30, Paleo, gluten-free. Prepared for the start of the Asian Lunar Calendar, Year of the Rat.  I absolutely LOVE Tom Kha style soups.  I’ve finally made one that I’m happy to bring … 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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