Images of Birds and Blooms

Posted on May 29, 2013

Here are some pictures of my flowers and chickens this Spring.  I hope you enjoy.

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Using Cast Iron Skillets in Your Bradley Smoker

Posted on May 27, 2013

I just wanted to share with everyone a cooking technique I stumbled across to use with my smoker (Bradley).  When cooking pork, or beef simply use an old cast iron skillet instead of wrapping your meat in foil.  All I do is spray the meat with oil, add dry rub, and put it in the cast iron skillet.  In this case, it my old National (made by Wagner ca. 1895-1915 or so).  This works especially great for pork chops, pork shoulders and roasts, beef brisket, etc.  It also makes a nice smokey gravy in the bottom of the pan when you are done.





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Florida Backyard Chickens Episode 5: Building and Easy Chicken Run

Posted on May 01, 2013

Some simple construction ideas for building a chicken run.

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Florida Homesteading Episode 1: Roses and Peppers

Posted on April 23, 2013

A look at some projects around the homestead… Planting roses and peppers together and a re-purposed trellis.

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Florida Backyard Chickens: How Hot is Too Hot (Episode 3)

Posted on April 12, 2013

I nearly accidentally killed my chicks last night. There was a power spike that kicked off the thermostat of my small heater during a rain storm. The heater came back on, but I didn’t notice the thermostat was off. By morning, the baby chicks were suffering from the heat. The turkeys and geese were still pretty much okay. I was seriously afraid that I would lose one of them.

However, they pulled through just fine and are running around their boxes.

Florida Backyard Chickens: Episode 2- Hyrbrids, Turkeys and Geese

Posted on April 12, 2013

We added geese and turkeys to our baby fowl….

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Florida Backyard Chickens: Episode 1- Watching Americauna Rhode Island Red Hybrids Grow

Posted on April 10, 2013

How will our Americauna, Rhode Island Red hybrid chicks grow? What will they look like? Drop by to find out what will happen.


Florida Backyard Chickens: Episode 1- Watching Americauna Rhode Island Red Hybrids Grow