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Latest Blog Posts for Better Hens and Gardens

  • Natural Pine Cone Ornaments
    on Dec 19, 2016 in Decorations
    These natural pine cone ornaments are not only beautiful; they’re easy to make and inexpensive as well.  All it takes are some pinecones (gathered for free in our case), spray paint, ribbon, and a glue gun.  I chose to make them&...
  • Simple Saturdays Blog Hop 12/17/16
    on Dec 17, 2016 in Blog Hops Farm news
         Welcome to the Simple Saturdays Blog Hop. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!  This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be S...
  • Easy Beef Stroganoff
    on Dec 14, 2016 in Main Dish
    We have a long running discussion about whether beef stroganoff should be served over mashed potatoes (my husband grew up eating it this way) or over buttered noodles (the way I grew up eating it) at our house. I admit that it’s good both ways,...
  • DIY Gift Idea – Luxury Bath Soak
    on Dec 13, 2016 in Beauty Products
    Since it’s the season for gifting, here’s an idea for a simple to make bath soak. Tied up with an appropriately colored ribbon and tag, it can be a thoughtful gift any time of year.     Here’s the recipe for...
  • Simple Saturdays Blog Hop 12/10/17
    on Dec 10, 2016 in Blog Hops Farm news
        Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of u...
  • The Veterinary Feed Directive (Livestock Owner Impact)
    on Dec 5, 2016 in Basic Care Health Issues
    Changes will go into effect on January 1, 2017 in the way that livestock medications are distributed. The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will stop over-the-counter sales of many of the antibiotics used today for livestock. After January 1st, it...
  • The Veterinary Feed Directive – Update!
    on Dec 5, 2016 in Basic Care Health Issues
    I need to update this post to clarify which antibiotics are being switched to Rx, please read this update if the changes may impact you. Changes will go into effect on January 1, 2017 in the way that livestock medications are distributed. The Veterin...
  • Zucchini Casserole
    on Aug 31, 2016 in Main Dish
    This casserole recipe is something that I learned from my grandmother, and it’s more of a direction rather than a precise recipe.  She and Grandpa raised four boys in a small town during hard times, and she knew how to stretch a meal...
  • Monster Zucchini – Chickens Love Them!
    on Aug 29, 2016 in Feeding
    In our part of the country, we had a drought for most of the summer, and then suddenly rain.  The rain was very welcome, but caused some monster zucchini in our garden – much larger than I really wanted to use.  So, what to do w...
  • Simple Saturdays Blog Hop 8/27/16
    on Aug 27, 2016 in Blog Hops Farm news
        Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of u...
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