Our first turkey egg of the year!

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Yesterday when I was gathering chicken eggs, I came across a strange egg under the roosting area. Could it be? Yes...it was a little pointed on one end, kind of big. Speckled, too. A...

Reader’s Question: Green chicken meat

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Hi Jackie! Love your column! Here's my question: Have you ever found GREEN meat in your roast chicken? If so - do you throw the whole bird out - or just pick out the...

Spring’s here and I’m relocating red squirrels

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This last week has been sunny and above freezing (except for nights, which have been sub-zero to low single digits). Much of our snow has melted, and I've started live trapping some of our...

We’re loving the squash/pumpkin crop this year

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As it was a warm summer with plenty of rain, our pumpkins and squash did wonderfully well. So did the squash and pumpkins that our friend, Dara, grew. She helps us grow out different...

Q and A: heating canned meat and canning meatloaf

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Heating canned meat I have two questions. First, I request that you expand on your answer to Margaret Baker of Valleyford, Washington about using home canned meat. I am still confused. If I understand you...