“If I had to choose between trees and people, I think I should choose trees.” ~~Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings If you’ve ever read The Yearling, you know the name and work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Miz Rawlings owned a 72-acre homestead and citrus grove in Cross Creek, Florida, not that she was a native Floridian or […]Read more "Coming Home to Roost: The Chickens of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings"
The traditional English Christmas goose didn’t really make it over here on the other side of the Atlantic, chiefly because the native (and meatier) turkey prevailed. Neither did the other traditional dish of the English Christmas season — roasted boar — with its tusked furry head, mouth filled with an apple. [That’s a pagan custom, […]Read more "Cooking One’s Goose"
From the back cover of Herrick Kimball’s book, Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Chicken Scalder: Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer needs a good scalder to quickly and efficiently scald their homegrown poultry prior to plucking. Precise scalding translates to fast, complete, and easy plucking of feathers. But high-performance ready-made scalding equipment is much too […]Read more "Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Chicken Scalder (Even You!)"