Keeping Bourbon Red Turkeys

When planning our farm, the thought of sitting down to lunch with a fresh roast heritage turkey sandwich or celebrating a holiday feast with a tasty home-raised bird was too good to pass up. In addition to keeping chickens on our little homestead, we decided to raise turkey. There are many breeds of turkey to choose from, so picking the type we wanted was a lot of fun...
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Getting started canning

Before this year, I had never canned anything. The process seemed complex, and like a lot of work. That, and we didn't have any food to put in a can, until our hard work in the garden started to pay off. Once it was harvest time though, the kitchen was quickly flooded with much more fresh produce than we can eat, and we had to do something quick. We started preserving our c...
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Making compost from table and yard scraps

The benefits of composting are abundant. By making your own compost, you can cut down on household waste, improve your soil to grow healthier plants without chemicals, and reduce the costs associated with your garden. So the decision was easy, but starting this adventure was not quite so straight forward. First things to consider... Space - For starters you'll need to ...
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How to Start Your Garden from Seeds

Starting a garden  from scratch can end up being a big investment. We didn't even have a shovel to break ground with when we started this adventure, so after we purchased our shovels, rakes, trowels, gloves, materials to build raised beds, I could keep going... equipment which will serve us for years, the last thing we wanted to cut a large budget for was plants. So, we decided...
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Breakfast smoothies in the Vitamix

A few months ago we went one step further into our juicing. In addition to our Breville juicer we added a VitaMix to our collection. A few times a week I will juice oranges, carrots and apples and keep it in a vacuum sealed container. I usually make enough for two days worth of smoothies. The VitaMix is an incredible machine, but to get the best use out of it, the ing...
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