Raising your own chicken dinners

We have been raising our own meat birds for years.  It was a natural progression from raising laying hens.  We raise cornish crosses and raise about 25-50 birds a year. We also butcher our own birds.  This allows us to to see these birds go from chick to table.  When the recent pandemic started we didn’t look for toilet paper

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These Are Not Your Mama’s Venison Meatballs

There are a many ways to prepare ground venison.  Ground venison is very flexible and by adding a few spices you can really change its flavor profile.  One of our favorite ground venison dishes is venison meatballs.  Over the years, this recipe has evolved.  In the beginning, we treated the meat as if it were beef, but it still tasted

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Gardening Doesn’t Stop In The Winter

Originally posted on two branches homestead:
Now that the Christmas season is over and the shortest days of the year are behind us, we always find ourselves thinking of spring. We really enjoy winter sports like ice fishing. Catching up on inside projects is always rewarding, but our brains can’t stop thinking of getting our hands in the dirt. In…

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Raising Meat Chickens, you will never go back to store-bought again!

Originally posted on two branches homestead:
If raising chickens for eggs is the gateway to homesteading,  then raising them for meat is stepping through that gate with both rubber boots.  Once you have raised your own meat, and see the difference from what you buy in the store, you will never go back.  We finally decided to raise meat birds…

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