Monthly Archives: February 2014

Chicken Breeds: Leghorns

Several varieties of Leghorn (pronounced “leggern”) exist, including brown and black breeds, but the most familiar is the White Leghorn. When most people are asked to picture a chicken, this is the bird that comes to mind. Along with the … Continue reading

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Freezing Herbs In Oil

Keeping an herb garden is a rewarding way to keep fresh flavor in your life. Basil, chives, thyme, oregano and a myriad of other tasty favorites are easy to grow in the garden or planted in pots perched on the kitchen windowsill ready to be picked at a moments notice. A … Continue reading

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Bake Me Something Mister! How to Make a Mardi Gras King Cake

In my carefree youth, my friends and I would pile into a car and make a yearly pilgrimage to New Orleans to celebrate what may be the best party in the world. We’d eat mountains of crawfish, drink too many … Continue reading

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Can Chickens Fly?

My chickens free range regularly in the yard. Although a solid eight foot fence surrounds the property, the birds will occasionally make their way into neighboring yards. Tending to the garden one afternoon, I could hear kids on the other … Continue reading

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7 Plants You Can Start from Kitchen Scraps

Many of us have had the experience of reaching into a bag of onions to find new growth as fresh green shoots have sprouted within. Plants love to grow and it’s easy to simply cut away the new sprouts and … Continue reading

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Chicken Breeds: Silkies

Calm, friendly and happy to be handled, silkie chickens have become an increasingly popular breed for backyard flocks. With black skin (as well as black bones and meat) and well known for their soft, fluffy plumage, this bantam breed is … Continue reading

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