7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

[reposted from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] The bird flu is an infection which jumps.  The avian flu virus can pass from wild birds such as ducks to say chickens laying eggs on a farm to people like you.  As this virus makes its jump, it strengthens, becomes nastier, even deadly.  It is very …

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Best Chicken & Dumplings

2 tbsp Oil or Butter 1 Large Onion (diced) 4 Celery Stalks (diced) 5 Carrots (diced) 1/3 cup Flour 1 Stewing Chicken (wrapped in cheese cloth) 1 tbsp Sea Salt 1 tbsp Black Pepper ~ 1/2 cup Peas 1/2 cup Corn 1 cup Half & Half 1/4 cup Flour 1/2 cup Parsley (chopped) ~ 2 …

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If We Want “Unity”… Government Must Become Weaker

Is everyone reading the ZeroHedge?  In my humble opinion, there are three important risks to be aware of: EMP, Cyber Attack and Financial Collapse.  Look to multiple sources of information, connect the dots, and use lots and lots and lots of discernment, and look to your core values.... Focus on the Bill of Rights.  Understand …

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Eat Your Weeds!

Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds Easy-growing weeds are surprisingly tasty and packed with nutrients [repost - thanks Mother Earth Living: http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-for-health/eat-your-weeds-best-edible-weeds.aspx%5D By Amy Mayfield May/June 2011 With high levels of iron, potassium and beta-carotene, dandelion stimulates digestion and aids the liver. Long used as cleansing tonics, easy-to-find spring weeds are rich in vitamins …

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Birdie Hygiene

[repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] We all enjoy a good bath, right?  Well your birds are no different.  They enjoy preening, bathing and cleaning themselves as well.  It is an important natural behavior which keeps your birds healthy and happy. Waterfowl (Ducks Bathing) Ducks, geese and other waterfowl bath similar to the …

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3 Pointers to Raising Turkeys Well

[Repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx%5D Those who visit my farm immediately realize my affection for turkeys.  They are, by far, my favorite bird.  Extraordinarily social and affectionate, my turkeys outshine all of my other birds with their expressive personalities. Raising heritage breed turkeys for profit can seem unmanageable.  Heritage breed turkeys are not …

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3 Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes You Need To Make Tonight

Baked Egg Custard 4 large Eggs 3 cups Whole Milk 1 cup Honey or Maple Syrup 1 tsp Vanilla 1/4 tsp Nutmeg Pinch of Salt Bring milk, salt and nutmeg to a low simmer.  Whisk eggs, honey and vanilla well, until it is a pale yellow. Temper the eggs by slowly drizzling in simmered milk …

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Kickin’ Tail and Takin’ Names!

[repost from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx%5D Heritage breed birds have an immense amount of genetically passed down skills that are a resource for poultry-raisers to utilize.  From parenting skills to foraging abilities to predator evasion, a heritage breed bird outshines their industrial breed counterpart. There was quite a hull-a-baa-loo occurring outside.  Rushing outdoors, 22 …

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The Easier-Than-Chicken, Egg-Laying Bird You Can Raise Indoors

Written by: Ashley Hetrick Keeping backyard chickens is a great way to begin your journey toward self-sufficiency, but the term “backyard chickens” implies that you have a backyard. What if you’re living in a small apartment, hoping perhaps one day to move to land, but wishing you could get experience to try your hand at …

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Joel Salatin: The Promise of Regenerative Farming

by Chris Martenson, Joel Salatin, originally published by Peak Prosperity  | Mar 15, 2016 Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week. Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in …

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