Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Advantages of Roosters

I’m often asked if a rooster is required in the coop for hens to lay eggs. The answer is no. Hens will lay eggs without a rooster around to do what roosters do, but don’t expect baby chicks. Roosters aren’t just unnecessary … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Rugelach Recipe

Yiddish for “little twists,” rugelach has its roots in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. With a buttery, crescent-shaped dough wrapped around sweet filling, the traditional Jewish pastry is enjoyed all year long, but is often associated with Hanukkah. As … Continue reading

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Why Do Chickens Fight?

While we might like to think that chickens raised in a caring environment are always going to get along, anyone who has spent time with a flock of any size can confirm the sad truth. Chickens fight. In a coop … Continue reading

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DIY Lavendar Dryer Sachets

Looking for an alternative for dryer sheets? If not, perhaps you should. Although they imbue a pleasant scent to laundry, they may not be all they’re cracked up to be. That fresh scent is often achieved through a cocktail of … Continue reading

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Hack No More: Homemade Natural Cough Drops

It can be argued that the value of cough drops may have as much to do with the act of sucking on the lozenge as with what it contains. Sucking on a cough drop promotes the flow of saliva in … Continue reading

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Rosemary Challah Recipe

Challah is a yeast-raised egg bread that is part of the Jewish tradition. Served on Shabbat or during the holidays, challot (the plural of challah) may be braided from anywhere from two to six ropes of dough, woven into spirals … Continue reading

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Banana Bread Recipe

There is a tendency to believe the most beautiful fruit will be the most delicious. Not so with America’s most popular fruit. When the banana has turned from green to the iconic yellow we know so well, its journey to … Continue reading

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