Category Archives: Chickens

Crème Fraiche-Chive Smashed Potatoes

Crème Fraiche-Chive Smashed Potatoes

Could it be? Has spring finally sprung? It’s hard to know, but there are glimmers of hope. Today, at least, there are glimmers. One has to be encouraged by 50-something degree temperatures two days after a nor’easter blows through, doesn’t one? Last weekend, during a one-day warm up, the chickens and I were finally ableContinue Reading

Mushroom, Bacon, and Potato Frittata

Mushroom, Bacon, and Potato Frittata

For most of this year, we’ve been experiencing a bit of an egg drought. We’ve had hens since 2004, replacing them as needed – some have been lost to old age, others to neighborhood critters – chicken hawks, dogs, foxes, raccoons, and, we suspect, a fisher cat. Typically, we’re slightly ahead of the attrition, replenishingContinue Reading

Tiny Farmhouse Friday: Rooster Trouble

Tiny Farmhouse Friday: Rooster Trouble

I had really wanted this post to be about pigs. Heck, I want every post to be about our pigs, but then, I know that would be horribly boring for you, and you’d wonder when we might ever be able to talk collard greens or beets again (nearly everyone’s favorite vegetables, so clearly hot topics),Continue Reading

On Chicks Becoming Chickens… On BlogHer Food

This is kind of a wacky day, as you may know, but then, if you know that, you probably also know that JR and I like raising our own food as much as possible. BlogHer Food is featuring my post about raising chickens, and then killing chickens in order to eat them, over on theirContinue Reading

On Chicks Becoming Chickens. And Chickens Becoming Dinner.

On Chicks Becoming Chickens. And Chickens Becoming Dinner.

I feel completely out of touch with our chicks. It may have something to do with being away from home for a few days immediately after they arrived, though I suspect it may be more, well, more deliberate than that. Deliberate, yet subconscious. As though my superego is encouraging me to keep my distance. PerhapsContinue Reading