Bad Eggs

 

french black copper marans chicks

 

Well friends, you win some, you lose some. Unfortunately, this time, I lost three. Out of six eggs that went into the incubator, only three were able to fully hatch.

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Low Carb Zuppa Toscana

 

recipe for keto friendly low carb zuppa toscana soup

 

Being the busy lady that I am, I missed Tasty Tuesday, which you didn’t even know about, because this was going to be the first week of Tasty Tuesday. So instead, this week, we’ll just have to make do with Tasty Thursday!

Zuppa Toscana (or as I like to call it, β€œBomb Soup” – abbreviated from β€œThat bomb soup you made that one time,”) is literally my favorite thing in the world to eat. The first time I had it, my mother made it, and it was incredible. It is a flavor explosion on your tongue. Sweet, salty, spicy, creamy, brothy, decadent, comforting… it’s everything you could ever want in a soup.

Traditionally made using mild sausage and spinach and not nearly so much heavy cream, I have adapted this recipe into a keto friendly, low carb dream. Paired with an italian salad, it will fill you up and send you off on a night long journey of peace and at-one-ness with the world.

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A Time to Till

Spring is spriiiiiiinging, folks! The time has come for the great spring farmstead effort to begin. For us, this means clearing all the piles of manure that are no longer frozen into rock solid heaps, organically fertilizing the pastures with llama beans and horse manure, harvesting rocks from, leveling and replanting last years pig pasture, cleaning up all the random messes we left last fall, and tilling and prepping the GARDEN!

It’s a lard load of work we’ve had going on for the last weeks and still have ahead of us, but it’s so absolutely amazing to get to be OUTSIDE again and back to the natural state of having dirt under my fingernails 100% of the time.

At the end of the growing season last year, we moved our meat hogs into the garden to finish out the plants and root around and till everything under. They made really great work of this task, and also helpfully located all the rocks that we didn’t manage to till out last year. Sighhhhh.

 

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Rookie Hatch

My Experience Hatching Chicken Eggs for the First Time

In February I made my very first chicken egg hatch. It actually went really well, considering how many things went wrong before I even got the eggs, and the fact that I was insanely uptight I was about it the entire time. Turns out, making life happen is a HUGE responsibility. Who knew?

 

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Rotten Rooster Soup

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Some of you who follow me on Instagram will know that we’ve been having trouble with our rooster. Not in the attacking people sort of way, but actually attacking some of the hens in his flock. I’m sure even someone with no farm experience at all recognizes that this is a big NO NO.

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