Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

http://www.cappersfarmer.com/farm-and-home/poultry/raising-heritage-breed-chickens-for-meat.aspx (Capper's Farmer Repost) Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat 10/7/2015 9:45:00 AM By Rachel Falco Tags: Chickens, raising heritage breeds, Rachel Falco Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. These super-sized industrial … Continue reading Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

Eat Your Weeds! Purslane [image source: http://weedscanada-ca]

Eat Your Weeds!

Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds Easy-growing weeds are surprisingly tasty and packed with nutrients [repost - thanks Mother Earth Living: http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-for-health/eat-your-weeds-best-edible-weeds.aspx%5D By Amy Mayfield May/June 2011 With high levels of iron, potassium and beta-carotene, dandelion stimulates digestion and aids the liver. Long used as cleansing tonics, easy-to-find spring weeds are rich in vitamins … Continue reading Eat Your Weeds!

7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

[reposted from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] The bird flu is an infection which jumps.  The avian flu virus can pass from wild birds such as ducks to say chickens laying eggs on a farm to people like you.  As this virus makes its jump, it strengthens, becomes nastier, even deadly.  It is very … Continue reading 7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

Best Chicken & Dumplings

2 tbsp Oil or Butter 1 Large Onion (diced) 4 Celery Stalks (diced) 5 Carrots (diced) 1/3 cup Flour 1 Stewing Chicken (wrapped in cheese cloth) 1 tbsp Sea Salt 1 tbsp Black Pepper ~ 1/2 cup Peas 1/2 cup Corn 1 cup Half & Half 1/4 cup Flour 1/2 cup Parsley (chopped) ~ 2 … Continue reading Best Chicken & Dumplings

Forest Permaculture

Forest Permaculture is an integrated three dimensional design of permanent agricultural layers combining tall trees, small trees and shrubs, vines, perennial and self-seeding ground covers, and livestock to sustainability and permanently provide nutrients. Okay, that sounds so serious and professional.  Permaculture is a method of farming management where the environment provides food for your livestock.  … Continue reading Forest Permaculture

What Eggs-actly Do You Know About Eggs?

[Repost from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx%5D What really do you know about eggs other than they make a delicious breakfast? Well, Falco's Heritage Farm and Capper's Farmer are here to answer all your egg-related questions! Production of an egg typically takes about 11 ½ days. Typically, enough hormone is released to develop only one … Continue reading What Eggs-actly Do You Know About Eggs?

Livestock First Aid Kit

Livestock First Aid Kit

1. Colloidal Silver (spray & drops/liquid – an antibiotic) 2. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother 3. Castile Soap 4. Saline Solution 5. Vet Wrap 6. Neem Oil (natural, safe insecticide for ticks, mosquitoes, mites, fleas, fungus etc., antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal) 7. Calcium Gloconate (egg bound, birthing trouble treatment) 8. Nail Clippers 9. Nitrile … Continue reading Livestock First Aid Kit

Why You Should Raise Chickens for Eggs?

Nutritionally Superior to Grocery Store Eggs 1/3 less cholesterol •   1/4 less saturated fat •   2/3 more vitamin A •   2 times more omega-3 fatty acids •   3 times more vitamin E •   7 times more beta carotene Benefits Eggs from well-tended backyard chickens are healthier Eggs from backyard chickens are tastier Chicken droppings enrich … Continue reading Why You Should Raise Chickens for Eggs?

Hmmm… What Is In My Dinner?

Worried about the chemicals in your food?  Or how your meat was raised?  Terrified of the Super Bacteria lingering in your salad?  Feel like you have to disinfect every veggie that comes through your door or that you must turn that steak into leather to avoid the inevitable case of food poisoning?  We're going to … Continue reading Hmmm… What Is In My Dinner?