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Roasted Dutch Oven Chicken (Extra Crispy!!!) Part 1

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We have been wanting to go do some more camping before the heat got too oppressive at night (no A/C in the tent- yet), so wanted to get a cast iron dutch oven (DO), the kind with legs and a flat lid to put the […]

One-Bite Pickled Eggs

What to do with thirty Quail Eggs

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My quail are getting up to speed in the egg laying, with the 5 hens giving me 4-5 eggs a day for the last week. This adds up quickly when we are usually eating the chicken eggs (now that I’ve found the secret egg-laying lair). Since […]

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Fire Roasted Coconut

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I heard from RidgeRunner that his wife used to put husked coconuts,after removing the liquid via one of the eyes, into a fire to roast for 15 – 20 minutes. I have several coconuts around,
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Added a pomegranate bush

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A blank fence….a shovel…and a kid that loves pomegranates.
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This is what I worked on last night, a coconut palm frond basket. I still need to trim up the ends, but I’m very happy with the results. I’ve always been intrigued by baskets, since they are like a portable pocket, and nothing is handier than a pocket! (Wow, say “pocket” five […]

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Low egg production, or An After-Easter Egg hunt

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My four adult chickens have been giving us an average of 3.75 eggs a day for the last month or so, which is the normal rate for roughly March until about September.  About two weeks ago, I noticed the egg production was tapering off, with […]