Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Did you know that wood ash can be used for keeping mites at bay? The next time you clean your fireplace, keep your chickens in mind by storing some of the ashes for them. It's a hen's best kept beauty secret.