Chicken Harvest 2019

Our first chicken harvest of 2019 was a hit! We are excited this year to offer our chickens in shrink bags which makes them last longer in the freezer, look uniform and was a ton easier to package! Our average of 5.3lbs a bird is also perfect for roasting.

Roast Chicken with Fennel and Lemons

Beautiful and fragrant, fennel is a lovely addition to our herb garden before the bulbs grow large enough to harvest. The greens from fennel are an added bonus to the large bulbous stem. The leaves can be added to salads or used as a bed to steam fish in. Ingredients: 1 chicken (3 1/2 to…

Chicken Leek Mushroom Casserole

A hearty multigrain bread works best in this casserole. It will maintain its texture, unlike a softer white-bread loaf, which may become gummy. From: marthastewart.com Ingredients 1 1/3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 large) Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 leek, white and pale-green parts only,…

Asian Chicken Salad

Makes 9 servings. Serving size 1.5 cup. Ingredients:  2 cups shredded carrots  1 head large cabbage, finely chopped 2 Tbs cilantro (or Mint!) 1 Tbs sesame seeds 4 cups cooked shredded chicken  2 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce ¼ C white wine vinegar 2 tsp ground ginger 3 Tbs olive oil  2 Tbs hoisin sauce…

Chicks to Chickens

What better way to complement spring than with baby chicks? 40 meat birds and 15 layers arrived this past week. Our basement brooder is full of a chorus of cheeps. Along with these new additions, another coop has been added onto our existing hen house to provide more room for our increase in population.

Black Gold

While the soil is frosty and under two feet of snow there is still some unfrozen soil to cultivate. Our chickens have produced quite a quantity of manure soaked bedding which we have added to our growing compost pile. In addition to kitchen scraps and buckets of coffee grounds procured at a local resort the…

New Arrivals

The farm-yard life recently increased rapidly as we received 16 laying hens from two community members. The hen house is a refurbished 10×12 galvanized shed. All it needed was a little insulating with some donated blue board scraps, some re-framing, a trap door cut and some nesting boxes added. In addition to their coop, the…