As the seasons change and the air temperatures plummet, those of us with pot belly stoves or wood burning fireplaces find ourselves digging into our firewood supply and heating our homes with nice cozy fires. It not only saves a few bucks on the monthly heating bill, but it just feels right.
So this begs the real question…
How do you chop your firewood?
Buying pre-cut wood
Do you buy your firewood already cut and split? This is fine as long as you have a few hundred dollars a year to spend restocking your firewood supply. Hopefully you’re buying it by the cord from a firewood dealer and not by the armful at the supermarket. That can be expensive!
We have some relatives that have a Granny Smith apple tree that does nothing but produce fruit by the bushel. Recently, while shooting some family portraits, my relatives were kind enough to send me home with some so I ended up bringing home a bushel if not two!
Maybe Black Friday has come and gone, but the holiday shopping season is still upon us. Are you still looking for that perfect gift for someone special? Why not help the United States economy and do your part to help keep our fellow Americans employed this holiday season by shopping for products that are made in America!
Jacob Bromwell is a great place to start! They’re an American based company that produces quality American made products and guess what, they’ve been doing so since 1819! How cool is that!
Chicken glasses produced in 1939 by National Band & Tag Company
Recently while enjoying a day off and watching a rerun of one of my favorite shows, Storage Wars, I learned that chickens used to wear glasses.
Wait, chickens used to wear glasses? Really? Yep, believe it or not, it’s true!
I’m sure that serious poultry farmers are already well aware of the fact that at one time chickens wore glasses, but for me it was an interesting piece of history that I wasn’t aware of. I’m sure that some of you other urban farmers will also find it interesting as well so I’ll share what I’ve learned.
The holidays are here so bring on the tasty treats! There just isn’t any better way to celebrate during the holiday season than with good food, so I thought I’d start by sharing a fun story and a great recipe for a fantastic sandwich.
It was about this same time last year, during lunch at a local cafe, that I first experienced what my co-workers and I have so appropriately nick-named “Turkey Heaven”. It’s simply a perfect combination of salty, tart, and sweet and quite honestly, it may be one of the best tasting sandwich creations that I’ve ever had. Unfortunately, it’s only served as a random special and it’s not on the normal everyday menu. I tell ya, if that sandwich was on the menu, I’d be in for it at least twice a week!
Last month, in an article titled, The Chicken and the Beast, I wrote about our 75lb Labrador Daisie and her strange friendship with our hens. Now, I’ve got video to back up my story!
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I hope you enjoyed the video of Daisie sharing her food with the chickens. This is not a rare sight around here. The chickens try and share her meal every chance they get. I really think these hens are part pig!
What odd relationships do your pets have? Leave a comment and let us know.