The Chicken Mobile!

The adventure of turning an old golf cart into a useful farm tool! Bringing tools back to life is something we love to do on the farm. Many older tools are much better than what you can get in the store today! We are always on the look out for tools to rebuild to make things easier on the farm! Early last year we were offered a golf cart to rebuild. We were super excited about this project, but this golf cart needed some serious love. Unfortunately, the Northeast Ohio winter got the best of the golf cart, and there was a leak in on the golf cart batteries. It goes without saying, we had our work cut out for us! The Clean Up Our first step before we could do anything with the ...

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Homemade Farmer’s Cheese

A beginner's recipe in cheese making! In recent years I became fascinated with the idea of making my own cheese at home. At that time I started a journey to cut preservatives out of my diet, and basically re-taught myself new ways to cook my favorite recipes. I could go on for days about all the gross stuff you can find in prepackaged foods. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes I do pick up a few items from the grocery store out of convenience but for the most part, I make a lot of our food from scratch. This new lifestyle allowed me to become a healthier version of myself and loosing over 100 lbs. That's a story for another day, but trust me I know the downside of what preservatives can do ...

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Vintage Recipe – Chocolate Banana Pie!

This vintage recipe is perfect for those summer picnics! I love everything vintage! Right next to my collection of retro cameras is my awesome collection of vintage cookbooks. It's that one thing I always look for while antiquing. Unique and fun cookbooks! I have everything from cooking during World War I to using bananas in unique ways to how throw the perfect fondue party. I often times find myself referencing my vintage cookbooks for recipes because I just love the simple recipes. Food doesn’t need to be complicated to taste good! Some of my favorite cookbooks are the smaller cookbooks companies sold. Recently I was looking for a fun and easy summer recipe, and I remembered my ...

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Quick Egg Muffins!

A Quick and Easy Make Ahead Breakfast! The ladies in our coop have been so busy and we have so many eggs! Here is another egg recipe we love to make with our farm fresh eggs. Having breakfasts made ahead of time are so great, especially during the busy summer time! This recipe is also perfect if you are having company. A compact, delicious breakfast! Did you know there are many benefits to eating the humble egg. Not only are eggs delicious they are little powerhouses for energy and nutrients! Eggs are rich in vitamin D and B12, Omega 3’s and are a good source of folate. Eggs are also an excellent source of good, quality protein. Natural energy, that’s such a bonus! Eggs are ...

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Concrete Hand Succulent Planter

Display your favorite succulent in a planter that is easily "handmade" ! If you are anything like me, you have a serious plant addiction and you need a unique planter to go with all those plants! I’ve been known to adopt one too many plants from local nurseries! From kitchen plants to tropical plants (yes in Ohio) I have quite the collection. I’m always looking for fun and interesting ways to display my plants. Homemade and recycled planters are the best! The more unusual the better! A simple but very unique planter to make is a concrete hand planter. This planter is good for plants like air plants, and also succulents. I like to use a combination of succulents and moss with this ...

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Strawberry Hanging Basket!

Grow some strawberries easily in a hanging basket! May is such a fun time of year! The temperatures are starting to warm up, and garden prep is in full swing! We start to dream of fresh vegetables, and delicious strawberries! Over the last few years we have really found a love for different types of container gardening. From 5 gallon buckets to grow bags, we have quite the variety in our garden. Although we do have a large raised bed garden as well, the plants in our containers always seem to do so much better! There are a few plants that we found quickly we don’t have a ton of space for, and one of those plants is strawberries. We absolutely loved the idea of fresh grown ...

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Make-Ahead Duck Egg Omelets!

A quick and easy make-ahead breakfast! Spring is a busy time on the farm! Between gardening, cleaning, building, and incubating new flock friends, we are on the move quite a bit. During the Spring the chickens and ducks really ramp up their egg-laying! We have eggs both, duck and chicken, just about everywhere in the coop!  Duckie and Brownie Our ducks are excellent layers. We currently have 2 ducks that are laying, and recently added 3 more ducks to the flock. Duckie and Brownie believe that they rule the flock, and you better not get in the way of their treats!  Duckie, a White Crested Duck, was hand-raised by us, and has a big personality. Brownie, a Khaki Campbell ...

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Perfect Pickled Eggs!

A Sweeter Take on Pickled Eggs! Today we are talking about pickled eggs. Wait, don't go! Poor pickled eggs sometimes don’t get any respect! With the proper recipe, pickled eggs can be such a great treat. We started making pickled eggs a few years ago when the chickens started laying a ton of eggs in the Spring. We tried a few different recipes, and some did not taste good at all. Some recipes had too much vinegar, and others just tasted plain yucky. We were determined to find the perfect recipe! As I usually end up doing I started to combine my favorite ingredients and make my own recipe. This recipe we finally found we just loved is actually called “Perfect Pickled Eggs” in my ...

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Ice Cream – From Bananas?!

Learn How To Make a Cool Treats Using Bananas! A quick scoop of ice cream is such a tasty treat. Ever get that taste for ice cream and realize you have no ice cream in your freezer? AH! Don’t worry though there is a quick treat you can make to satisfy your craving and all you need is bananas. Yes, bananas! Banana ice cream is the perfect treat! Banana ice cream is not a new recipe and there are many different ways to create your own banana ice cream! We are sharing our favorite way to make banana ice cream. Supplies Needed To get started all you need is 3-4 ripe bananas, 1-2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, a food processor (or blender), an ice cream maker (we are ...

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Vintage Inspired Bunny Cake!

A Traditional Bunny Cake, Fun and Easy to Make! Spring is such a fun time. Lots of gardening, hatching chicks on the farm, and baking for special spring get-togethers. After a long winter, it's fun to find fresh, fun desserts to make for your family and friends. A cake that immediately comes to mind when I think of Spring and Easter is the traditional bunny cake! This easy-to-make bunny cake was created and popular in the 1970s and continues to be a cake that many still make today. The original cake was decorated using shredded coconut. There are now many different variations of this cake. My Grandma and Mom both have their own special ways of making a bunny cake, and here is how I ...

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