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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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Harvest Season, “it’s not what you have to do, it’s what you get to do”

Originally posted on two branches homestead:
? This blog has been a long time coming. I have been wanting to get a new blog out for our loyal, as well as new, followers, but our fellow homesteaders will agree that finding the time between August and October is nearly impossible because……It’s Harvest Season! My husband recently shared a post with…

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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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