Did you know you can make your own jalapeño poppers with the fresh peppers straight from your garden? It is easy and makes a delicious spicy snack. What You’ll Need: 1 cup of softened cream cheese 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 5-7 jalapeño peppers, sliced into bite sized pieces 3/4 cup of milk 3/4 … More Make Your Own Jalapeño Poppers
As part of the growth of our little farm, we are preparing to add three goats to our menagerie in the spring. To make sure we are ready for this next step, I have been busily taking all of the goat related classes I can find, and reading up on goats and their care. While it … More A Brief Introduction to Cheese
As I have start down the road of small farmer and self reliant person, my backyard was quickly converted to make room for various birds. Even a room inside the house is kept extra warm in the winter so that two lovebirds are content. Because of my sudden acquisition of these feathered friends, I am … More Why Poultry? Why Geese?
Even in Maine, this time of year many backyard poultry struggle with the high summer temperatures. Some birds are better suited to heat than others: chickens suffer in temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Geese trace their heritage to slightly warmer climates and can tolerate hot temperatures better, but around 90 degrees they get uncomfortable as … More Keeping Your Poultry Cool in Summer
I’ve mentioned on this blog a few times that a gosling or duckling raised by hand will imprint on the human who raises it. This magical bond is unique to certain types of birds in the animal kingdom, and makes them special companions for those that raise them. The first person that a baby goose or duck … More Imprinting in Goslings and Ducklings
If you do not have a beehive but want to attract pollinators to your garden, or if you have a hive and are trying to keep your bees well supplied, planting flowers and vegetables that appeal to bees is a wonderful thing to do. This can help to ensure the future of these little insects … More The Best Flowers to Attract Bees
Sometimes harvesting a delicious treat from your garden is too easy. If you have even a single chamomile plant, you can make yourself a tasty cup of tea with little time or skill required. When your chamomile plant is in full blossom, pick some of the flower heads including the white petals. Pluck them during … More Making Chamomile Tea