Articles from Cetawin

The Blue Brooder The brooder came about when my 8 new additions looked crowded in their plastic tote at a few days old. I sat down with a plan in mind and sketched what I wanted then went searching for supplies around the house. Having built a duck coop and chicken coop, I had left over materials to use. The plan: A place large enough for them for a couple of weeks, good ventilation, easy to clean and get into for feeding and watering. The materials: 1 - Sheet OSB 1/2" - 1/4" hardwire...
The coop began in the end of August, 2008. We had just moved to our new house and found the perfect spot on our little 4 acres, nestled in some trees but with plenty of room for the girls. Our DD picked the name of "Eggtopia" and as the Girls will have their own house and area, it has become their Kingdom. So construction began with new materials purchased and recycled material from craigslist, newspapers and yard sales. We began by deciding on the size of the coop to be 12' x 12' and...
2009 brought on the need for a Quack Academy when 11 wonderful little ducklings arrived from Holderread Waterfowl Preservation Center in Corvalis, Oregon. The crew consists of 5 Ancona and 6 Golden Welsh Harlequins. So work began on the academy. I purchased a wonderfully made 6' x 8' shed and had it delivered to me and the layout and design of the duck enclosure began. The shed of course would need windows so I began looking for windows to recycle to place in the shed, meanwhile, the...
Home Page Of CetaWin I am a blissfully married mother of 2 and grandmother of 1 at the age of almost 45 years. I am also owned by a Taco Bell Beast and 6 very spoiled chickens....5 so-so spoiled chickens that I am raising for someone else and 21 new rapidly becoming spoiled chickens! I am married to my best friend and former Green Beret in the U.S. Army. He was medically retired from active duty in September of 2006 and retirement has been a very interesting affair. We have a son age...
Holland The Holland can be either barred or white. Created by Cetawin Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: The breed is an American breed having been bred for a white egg laying, dual purpose breed. Originally, light-weight stock from imported from Holland was bred with a Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire, White Leghorn and Lamona. By careful selection, the White Holland was created. At the same time this White Holland was being created, breeders crossed the Holland stock...
In March 2010, we moved the Menagerie from Southern Oregon to Northern Kentucky via two U-Hauls including 2 dogs, 19 beloved chickens and 11 ducks. What a trip! Snowstorms, blizzards, white outs and 48+ hour trip took nearly 7 days. But we arrived safely to our new home. We stopped every 4 hours to check water and food and give them some attention. They had battery operated fans for air circulation and tons of extra straw (in the garbage bags above center ducks) for clean ups and...
Dominique They have a soft contrast barring of white and black, giving them a more mottled appearance than the single combed Barred Rock. Created by Cetawin Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: The breed originated in the United Kingdom but is known as the oldest breed in America. It is a good forager, hardy, excellent layer of brown eggs. The are known for being able to lay in marginal conditions. It is also a docile and friendly bird lending it to being a great breed...
Ingredients: 4 1-lb. pcs. whole chicken breasts, boneless & skinless 1 (16-oz.) can tomatoes 2 - 3 tbsp water 1 (6-oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp cornstarch or powdered arrowroot 1 (8-oz.) c. sugar 2 tbsp ground ginger root 1 tbsp Asian sweet chili sauce Cooking Instructions Prepare chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste, remove any excess fat. In a hot skillet, sear both sides of the chicken breasts and remove from pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees....
Ingredients: 2 c. flour 1 tsp. salt 4 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 c. milk 1/4 tsp. honey cooking oil or shortening Cooking Instructions Heat oil or shortening in cast iron skillet or pan. Sift dry ingredients into large mixing bowl, add milk and mix thoroughly. Add more flour as necessary to form a stiff dough. Roll out onto a floured board into large pancake size (you can form a ball in your hands and press it into shape and size). Drop into hot oil and brown both sides, turning only once....
Ingredients: 2 unbaked, prepared 9 in pie shells 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. light brown sugar 2 c. cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 5 oz. evaporated milk 3 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground anise Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 350°. Mix potatoes, milk and sugars; blend well. In a separate bowl, mix thoroughly the eggs, vanilla and spices. Pour into prepared shells and bake for 1 hour or until firmly set. Serve hot or cold.
Ingredients: 2 (10 3/4-oz.) cans Chicken, Drained or Roasted Chicken, chopped 1 can Cream of Celery Soup 1 1/2 can Milk 1/2 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 c. Frozen Peas, thawed 1/4 c. Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs 1 - 2 tbsp Butter, melted Salt and Pepper, to taste Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 400°. Spray non-stick spray on glass casserole or baking dish. If using can chicken, drain chicken well and place in casserole dish. If using fresh roasted...
Ingredients: 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp 1 cup shredded swiss cheese 2 tsp. all purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt dash ground nutmeg 1 cup half and half 4 eggs, beaten 1 pastry shell Cooking Instructions Prepare pastry and fit into a 7 1/2 inch quiche dish. Trim 1/2 - 1 inch beyond the edge of the dish. Fold under and flute the edge. Bake for 5 minutes at 450°. Remove from oven and set aside; reduce oven temperature to 325°. Crumble bacon and remove 1 Tablespoon of bacon and sprinkle the...
Ingredients: 8 asian or barlett pears, cored and split in half 1 (8-oz.) c. brandy 1/2 c. water 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tbsp cloves 1 c. orange juice Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 300°. Spray a large glass rectangular baking dish with non-stick spray. In a large mixing bowl, mix brandy, water, honey, orange juice, ginger and cinnamon. Place pear halves face down in dish, stick several whole cloves into the pears and cover with spiced liquid....
Ingredients: 1/4 c. honey 1/4 c. butter, softened 2 eggs, beaten 1 c. whole wheat flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tbsp baking powder 1 1/2 c. ground sunflower seeds. with or without shell 1 c. milk 1/2 c. whole or coarse ground sunflower meats Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 325° and grease a loaf pan. Beat together honey and butter, beat in eggs. In a separate large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and ground seeds. Add to honey mixture alternately with milk. Fold in the whole...
Ingredients: 2 pc. Small Butternut Squash 1/4 c. Dark Brown Sugar 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg 1/8 tsp. Ground Cloves 1/4 c. Sugar 1/2 c. Water Melted Butter Cooking Instructions Brush a baking dish with butter and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash squash thoroughly and carefully cut each in half lengthwise. Carefully remove seeds and any soft fiber. Melt butter in a pan on stove and add half of the spices and sugar. Mix remaining half of dry spices and sugar in a bowl....
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