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When Life Gives You Defrosted Chickens, Roast Them!

Just when I think things are going smoothly here at Two Branches Homestead, something always takes a turn…. This morning’s temperatures here in upstate NY were well below zero, in the negative 10’s range, and I have never been so thankful (I will explain later). I really dislike winter. I enjoy having 4 seasons, but winter here can feel very

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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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