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Thanksgiving Archive

Thursday

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November 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving! Menu?

Written by , Posted in Food, Hobby Farming, Uncategorized

Today is our Thanksgiving Day. We are planning for family and friends to start showing up around lunch time today and will stay with us all day. Some people may even stay all night with us. This morning my husband has the yard and porch all set up and ready for the over flow of people we are expecting to start showing up. I am very excited and buzzing around making sure everything it ready.   Yesterday I started cooking so I can just enjoy everyone’s company today. What I am adding to our Thanksgiving Day Feast? 1 Baked Ham, sliced 1 Roasted Turkey (15 lbs) with dressing 1 large bowl of Collards 1 large bowl of Turnips greens with the roots 1 Lemon Pound Cake 1 Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing 2 Egg Custard pies Fresh Kumquats, Tangerines, Apples and Bananas 1 plater of sliced onions, tomatoes, pickles 1 saucer with homemade Cranberry Sauce 4 Jugs of Sweet Tea The coffee Pot will be working over time today too. I just hope someone brings paper plates so we don’t have a lot of dishes to wash. What are your plans for today? After eating our midday meal, we […]

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 […]

Thursday

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October 2013

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Perfect Pumpkin Bread

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Fall is finally here! The air is crisp, the leaves have turned and the season of giving is about to begin. Still, it wouldn’t be autumn without the perfect pumpkin bread – and the perfect pumpkin bread is made, of course, with fresh pumpkin. So before you carve those jack-o-lanterns, plan to set aside all of that delicious pumpkin and put it to good use with this recipe.   PREP: Lower the oven racks so that the tops of the pans will hit the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Choose either two small loaf pans (8 x 4 x 2 inches) or one large loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inches). Grease bottom of pans only with shortening. INGREDIENTS: 15 oz of pureed pumpkin 1 2/3 cups of sugar 2/3 cups of vegetable oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 large eggs 3 cups all purpose (or whole wheat)flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp salt 1 tsp. ground cloves 1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup chopped nuts (coarsely) 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional) *While fresh pumpkin works best, a can of pumpkin can be substituted in a pinch. Mix pumpkin, sugar, […]

Sunday

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August 2011

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Pumpkin – A Super Food!

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Think of the word pumpkin and images of jack-o-lanterns and whipped cream covered Thanksgiving pies will probably pop into your mind. Pumpkin is traditionally considered a holiday food and is a staple in our kitchen pantries and freezers during that festive time of the year. However, did you know that pumpkin is now heralded as one of the ‘Super Foods?’ Think of the word pumpkin and images of jack-o-lanterns and whipped cream covered Thanksgiving pies will probably pop into your mind. Pumpkin is traditionally considered a holiday food and is a staple in our kitchen pantries and freezers during that festive time of the year. However, did you know that pumpkin now heralded as one of the ‘Super Foods?’ According to Dr. Steven Pratt, author of SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life, “Well, pumpkin is one of the most nutritionally valuable foods known to man. Moreover, it’s inexpensive, available year round in canned form, incredibly easy to incorporate into recipes, high in fiber, low in calories, and packs an abundance of disease fighting nutrients.” What exactly makes pumpkin so super? The powerful antioxidants known as carotenoids give this food its super status. Carotenoids have the ability to […]

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