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The New Hatch


Babies add joy to my life. My 50 chicks are almost 2 weeks old and eating  over a gallon of ground up alfalfa, clovers, and dandelion greens….phew!…a lot of work for me and my blender. These young plants have about an 18% protein content which, if supplemented with a small portion of fishmeal or other […]

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Buttered Amaranthus


Pigweed,  is also known as: amaranth, green pigweed, rough pigweed, careless weed, wild beet, amaranth pigweed, green amaranth, and Chinaman’s green. Scientific name: Amaranthus spp.     Hubby was delighted to eat buttered pigweed  today, which has finally become tall enough to make a significant harvest. He said the only problem was that it was […]

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Nature’s Spring Salad*


Viola! There’s enough for salad. For this salad shown I used dandelions, clover, chives, and a little baby spinach that volunteered in the garden. Spinach^ No more store lettuce that comes from who knows where, and has who knows what pesticides or preservatives added. Even when I can get organic in a small town store, […]

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