Category Archives: Food

Meat Chickens

Our first batch of 2015 broilers is ready for processing.  We raised Cornish Cross again this year, after experimenting in past years with both Rainbow Rangers and various heritage breeds.  All have their relative plusses and minuses, but for eating … Continue reading

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Chickens to Pasture!

Spring is decisively here, so we detached the mobile chicken coop from the winter hoop house and brought the birds up to their first pasture spot. I’m always amused by the sight of our small SUV (the closest we have … Continue reading

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Heritage Turkey Available!

Looking for a fresh, local, respectfully raised Thanksgiving turkey?  We’ve got a few turkeys still available for the upcoming holiday. This year, we raised Narrangansetts and Midget Whites.  All of the turkeys have lived here since they were a day … Continue reading

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Catch-up Pruning

When we arrived at this land it had twenty or so mature fruit trees, most of which appeared to have been trained and pruned at one point, but seemingly not since the 20th century.  We pruned a few last year, … Continue reading

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Root Cellar in the Bitter Cold?

So it’s a bit chilly outside here at the moment: But the root cellar is amazingly holding its own: I did turn the lone incandescent bulb in the cellar on a few days ago, so that’s helping a bit. I’m … Continue reading

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2013 Goals – Final Recap

At the start of 2013, we laid out a set of goals for our work on the house, farm, and studio.  These were meant to be things we’d accomplish within 2013.  As of mid-year, we were on track to hit … Continue reading

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Cooking Heritage Turkey

[Holy blog-pause, batman!  Sorry about the quiet time — we’ve been busy with the holidays, and relatively little has been going on project-wise.  I lost a draft of this post a few weeks ago and found re-writing it to be … Continue reading

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Looking good

Interpret that however you want.

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Pesto before the frost

As luck would have it, I was already harvesting basil when my phone chirped to tell me there was a frost advisory for Sunday night. Only a couple of our basil plants did great this year, but they all did … Continue reading

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Still Not Cool

The saga of the slightly-too-warm root cellar continues.  After propping the door open during a cool night failed to work, I tried runnning some 4″ flexible drain hose from the open cellar door through the shed and out into the open … Continue reading

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