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Water Glassing Fresh Egg Storage

Water Glassing Fresh Egg Storage

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Spring brings on the egg laying which can quickly lead to an abundance of fresh farm eggs. What methods work for fresh egg storage? One method called water glassing has been around since pioneer days and probably earlier. Is this method of fresh egg storage safe? Let me share with you what one of my […]

When you are buying supplies for your first chicken flock, the stores will also offer chicken supplements. If the daily chicken food is a complete feed, do you still need to add chicken supplements? What else is essential to raising a healthy flock of layer hens?

Good quality chicken feeds are … [Read More…]

Are you hearing people use chicken terms, and you have no idea what they mean? Take a minute to brush up on the lingo and learn the often used chicken terms, before you bring home your first flock of chicks. When you go to the store or call in an order to a hatchery, it will be helpful if you know … [Read More…]

I have a sourdough starter that I can rely on and recipes that are out of this world for a carb lover like me. How did I arrive at this point of warm bread bliss? I started using a new sourdough starter that was dehydrated. That’s right. When the packet arrived from Alderman Farms, it looked like a … [Read More…]

Handmade Christmas Stocking Homestead Style 

Last year I finally made our family the Christmas stocking I always wanted them to have.  Each member of the family received a new Christmas stocking that was handmade and personally styled for them. The Christmas stockings all coordinated. … [Read More…]

Easy Alternative Ways  to Wrap Your Gifts 
Here we are down to the wire on the Christmas preparations. I bet most of us still need easy gift wrap ideas. If you run out of wrapping paper are you really going to want to run out to the store at this point? Have you seen any easy alternative … [Read More…]

There will be more to come on this issue but for now let me just sayRasberry Jam, Rasberry syrup, Red Wine Rasberry Vinegar, Rasberries on cake, Rasberries in a bowl, Rasberries eaten al fesco directly off the bush.. well you get the picture

In the spirit of total honesty, I did not think that I would like these pickled beans at all. It was my week for prepping for canning class and I needed something different to present to the students. We had agreed to do something pickled but most of the vegetables are not in season yet, […]

Water Glassing Fresh Egg Storage

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