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I live in East Central Illinois, in the little rural town of Longview. We moved there in the Fall of 1999, so that we could have our horses in our back yard. I have owned chickens for about 4 years now, “dipping my toe in the water”, so the speak, by starting with only one hen. We got “Billina,” a white Longhorn, when my DD had a high school class that hatched out tinted chicken eggs. She lived for about 2 ½ years, then she caught a chill and passed away. We really enjoyed her oversized...
Log on Building "The Gem" Coop~ I hope that anyone who is considering building their own coop, but has NEVER attempted to build a building (like me!), will be encouraged by my log. =D Also, here's my homepage~ [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=21502[/URL] July 30, 2010 Bought a book on Shed Building. Lots of good ideas, including the use of metal construction brackets to square off the corners. We couldn’t find any floors that meet our needs, so I went to the Coops...
Ingredients: 2 (12-oz.) cans tart cherries (or use fresh) 1 c. tart cherry juice 1 1/2 c. sugar 3 c. flour 1 tbsp butter 1 c. vegetable shortening 6-8 tbsp corn starch 1-1/2 c. sugar Cooking Instructions Mix crusts for pie as follows: Measure flour with 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening BY HAND. Mix until it resembles coarse oatmeal. Measure and mix 15 to 21 teaspoons of VERY COLD water with a fork until coated, no more. Roll out bottom crust BETWEEN wax paper. Fit to pie plate and cut,...
Ingredients: 1 head cabbage (red or green) 1 whole onion 1/2 (16-oz.) bunch carrots 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup dill seed Cooking Instructions Cut ends off and peel carrots. Shred cabbage, onion, and carrots OR buy prepackaged bagged slaw starter. (You'll need two packages of the mix.) Put in a large salad bowl. Put aside. Mix apple cider vinegar, sugar, vegetable oil and dill seed in a pot. Cook and stir constantly over stove until boiling. Pour...
Ingredients: 1 20 lb turkey 1 onion, halved 2 large celery stalks, chopped 1 apple, halved dry rub (32-oz.) chicken stock or water apple wood chips soaked in water for 30 minutes Cooking Instructions We rubbed the dry rub on the turkey about thirty min. before smoking. Placed turkey stuffed with veggies on a V rack inside a foil lined deep pan. got the grill up to 500° to get the coals red hot and then turned grill down to 250°. Threw on the drained wood chips and placed pan with turkey on...
Ingredients: 1 (48-oz.) bag Chicken Breasts 1 (10-oz.) can tomato paste 1 (10-oz.) can beer, the cheaper the better 1 (10-oz.) jar spanish olives 1 (16-oz.) pkg. egg noodles OR use fresh Cooking Instructions Whisk beer and tomato paste in a large crock pot. Add spanish olives. Add fresh or defrosted chicken breasts. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. Boil egg noodles and serve chicken with sauce on top. Feeds four. Note: Easy recipe--hard to mess up, BUT check your crockpot...
Ingredients: 1 3-lb. whole Pork Butt or Pork Roast 1 whole Celery 4 whole Onions 4 (10-oz.) bottle favorite BBQ sauce Cooking Instructions Cook pork overnight at 200 degrees in oven, for 6-7 hours. Remove fat and bones. Cut onions and entire package of celery into preferred size pieces and mix. Add meat to crock pot. Mix with onions and celery. Pour in and mix BBQ sauce. Cook on LOW for 4 hours. Serve on your favorite buns. Note: It's going to look as if you have WAY more vegetables than...
Ingredients: 1 whole turkey 1 whole onion 2 sprigs fresh sage Cooking Instructions Prep turkey as such: Salt (and pepper) inside of turkey. Cut the onion in half and put into cavity. Pick fresh sage and add to cavity. Salt and season outside of bird. Place in roaster and cover top with aluminum foil. Bake at 250 degrees. 12 pound turkey--bake for 5 hours, 20 pound turkey-bake for 7 hours Note: I grow my sage outside and I pick leaves even in the dead of winter to season fowl. It's still...
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