Now you can use pancakes to get you some lovin.
More chicken wings will be consumed during this year’s Super Bowl than ever before. And do you know who we have to thank for this? Chicken marketers? Clever food scientists developing addictive dipping sauces? Deep frying? No, sports fans, at the very core we have the Cornish Cross breed of chicken to thank. Continue reading “How many chickens will be eaten during the Super Bowl? [updated for 2018]”
I love when artistic gardeners sketch their garden plans, and you can see how these creative folks imagine their yields of summer buzzing with bees and sunshine. I wish I could plan like that, with such grace and aesthetic sensibility. But I suck at drawing and make lots of mistakes. I need a tool for the job of planning a garden. Continue reading “Plan Your Garden with our FREE Garden Planner Graph Paper Excel Template”
Honey is dominating the salad game. What’s up with that! Maple syrup doesn’t just go on your pancakes anymore! Here are 3 tree-mendous salad dressings to pick from for the next time you want to make your greens do a little happy dance.
We may be in the middle of winter, but it’s time to start thinking about spring. First on the docket: maple syrup prep. Do you have maple trees and live in an area that has freezing winters? You can probably make maple syrup yourself! And while we have a lot of content on this blog about maple syrup production and how you can use the stuff, the information has been somewhat sporadic and incomplete–until now! We’ve gone deeper, filled in the gaps, and developed a complete guide for harvesting and making your own maple syrup, from start to finish.
We raised two very different flocks of chicken this year. Both were raised on pasture in our chicken tractors, both were given organic feed to supplement that lush pasture, and both were the same breed from the same hatchery, the famously fast-growing Jumbo Cornish rock breed that makes the news a lot these days. Everything we did was the same for each flock except for one thing: how much time they had access to food every day. Continue reading “Slowing down fast growing chicken to improve bird health and get better flavor”
Oh great another underwhelming recipe roundup with no dad jokes or practical ideas… NOT!!!!!!! Continue reading “You can’t escape going ape for a GARLIC SCAPE so make a crepe in a funny shape”
Did you spot our new ducklings on Instagram last week? We now have 10 pekin ducklings that we are going to raise for meat. And after raising hundreds of chickens, we are learning that ducks are a very different bird. We have a ways to go before we feel more confident about ducks, but here are our initial impressions. Continue reading “Trending: Ducks are not chickens”
We just tasted the first of this year’s Cornish game hens. They were so good we decided we would share our recipe for them, perfect roasted. Preparation of the ingredients starts a little earlier than most recipes. Continue reading “The Complete Recipe for Perfect Cornish Game Hens”
I am always humbled by the experience raising our own chickens, watching the transformation that meat must undergo. It is a labor of love for us, and we are grateful to have the opportunity and land to support this highly engaged, satisfying work. And this satisfaction is multiplied when we share with friends and family. With so much going into this meat, we wanted to share our techniques for basic storage and preparation so the meat is at its best for the dinner table. Continue reading “Farm Fresh Chicken User Manual [updated]”