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Saturday

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March 2014

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Canning Chicken Stock

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After purchasing several 10 lbs bags of chicken thigh quarters last week, I have a lot of Chicken Stock. However, I don’t have a lot of room in my freezer. My idea is to can some of the stock to use during the winter months and for other dishes that call for chicken sotck. I have never done pressure canning before so this is a first time for me. I decided to visit grandma lynda on youtube to see how she does hers. Please watch along with me here:

Tuesday

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November 2013

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Housing Turkeys on a Farm

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The aim of housing turkeys is to protect them from sun, rain, wind, predators and provide comfort. In hotter areas, the long axis of the house should run from East to West. The distance between two houses should be at least 15 meters and the young stock house should be separate from the adult house. The width of the open house should not exceed 9 meters. The height of the house may vary from 2 to 3.3 meters from the floor to roof. An overhang of one meter should be provided to avoid the rainwater splash. The floor of the houses should be cheap, durable and safe, preferably moisture proof concrete. When turkeys are reared under deep litter system, the general housing conditions are similar to those of chicken but care should be taken to provide adequate floor space to accommodate them, water containers and feeders. Turkey is a large bird, therefore 0.4 to 0.5 square meters per bird is recommended. Usually a turkey house has a rectangular or square floor-base and made from wooden planks, roofing sheets, wire mesh and light fittings. In some cases, 0.75 meter height of block work forms the base of the house and the remaining […]

Friday

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November 2013

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Friday Morning Ramblings on the Hobby Farm

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After my first pot of coffee this morning, I will again become awake. My husband is building a small fire in the livingroom fireplace to knock the chill off the air this morning. He worked the nightshift again last night and will be snuggling into the bed soon. I am glad he has the next two days off. He needs some rest and we still have some winterizing to do around the farm. After feeding all the animals including myself this morning, I will start raking and cleaning the yard today. Removing some of the dead plants from the flower and vegetable beds around the house itself will help to add to our compost bins today. There is plastic to hang over the Rabbit Houses, chicken coop, duck pens, and the goat house. When my husband gets up he will be running some of the wiring for the new heat lamps we have for all the animals housing. We plan to keep them all warm this winter. Reminds me of the Aviary we had. It was warmer than our own house at times and I loved spending hours in there with the animals just watching and listening to them. I […]

Thursday

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October 2012

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“Well, Well, What Can the Matter Be?”

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Well water problems can be a huge headache for people. From the moment the groaning is heard that signals that there is no water to the time waiting until the well refills, it is truly inconvenient. While this is the end result of problems with a well, there are actually many causes for a loss of water. Some have some easy fixes that can take care of the problem and others require more elaborate and expensive solutions. One problem is the build up of minerals that clog the well screens and perforated liners. The incrustation can slow the filling of the well and tax the pump. If the pump is working to pull in the water and none comes, you run the risk of damaging the pump. Solution: Slow the pump rate to keep the minerals from building up inside. Have the well flushed out so that the perforations and/or screens are clear. Another is the build up of biofilm. This is a gel-like substance formed by bacteria. It traps minerals and sand and mud in the pores of the well and causes a slowing of the water supply. Solution: Monthly chlorine treatments can kill the bacteria and keep the […]

Sunday

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August 2012

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Fixing Common Canning Problems

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Canning is not a complicated process, but there are times when problems can arise if there is a step is overlooked, chemistry of ingredients is upset or for any other reason. Fixing common canning problems is not difficult. Jelly Not Gelling Up There are times that the jelly simply will not gel. These can be contributed to not having the correct ratio of sugar to pectin. This will result in the jelly being runny. A number of factors contribute to canning problems such as not using lemon juice if called for in the recipe, less than the required amount of sugar was used or the fruit was to right. The fruit should be picked at just the right time to make sure the level of pectin has not dropped to low. A small batch that did not gel correctly can be used in place of traditional syrup. When it is a large batch you may decide to redo the entire process to get it to gel the way that is desired. The length of time required to set will vary for jams and jellies, wait until it has completely cooled to ensure that it is not going to set before […]

Monday

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April 2012

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16 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill

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With today’s economic issues, we can all benefit from saving on our power bills. Springtime is a great time for airing out your home and doing some of the necessary yearly cleaning. Just getting ready for the approaching summer which is just around the corner, can seem like a tremendous amount of work. The tips we will offer you will help you to save a lot during the summer months. 1. Cleaning air conditioners and fan blades 2. Cleaning windows screens or replacing damaged screens 3. Planting gardens or even having potted plants close to your house will help keep the temperatures down some. 4. Planting some sort of flowering vines such as Morning Glories or Clematis outside the windows will create a natural shade, therefore, preventing the heat from coming in to the house. The evaporation of the water inside the plants and the soil will help to cool the walls of the house as well. 5. Planting trees outside your home to provide shade will help in keeping it a few degrees cooler. Make sure you choose the ones that will not damage the foundation, septic or sewage lines, causing more problems in the future. Trees that grow […]

Sunday

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December 2011

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Merry Christmas To Everyone!

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Saturday

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December 2011

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Turning Cupcakes Into Cash

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Friday

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December 2011

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Thursday

15

December 2011

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