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Chicks, Rhubarb & Turkeys

    Early this Saturday morning, Abby drove an hour away to pick up our little chicks. They will be raised for meat and eggs – they are a heritage breed, called Chantceler. We have moved away from the “traditional” meat bird for various reasons {mainly, wanting to be even healthier}. This breed, which originated…

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Provision Room Part VII: Putting up Stews, Soups & Sauces

“The person who decides what shall be the food and drink of a family, and the modes of preparation, is the one who decides, to a greater or lesser extent, what shall be the health of the family.” -America Woman’s Home, Catherine Beecher, 1869     In nearing the end of the Provision Room series,…

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The Provision Room – Putting Up Jams & Jellies {part VI}

 “For days, Mother and the girls made jellies and jams and preserves, and for every meal there was huckleberry pie or blueberry pudding.” Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder     A family’s Provision Room would  just not be complete without home canned goods. Today, we shall talk about putting up jams and jellies – one…

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