In a 3-part series, Liz describes her journey w/ owning backyard laying hens w/ various indepth tips, tricks & tutorials. In this 1st piece, Liz shares her first steps to owning hens: zoning laws, basic coop info, and where to buy your flock.
In this 2nd post in Jillian's series on hatching her own chicks she discusses all the ins & outs of the actual hatching process from monitoring, to survival rate percentages and whether or not to help a chick out of their shell.
Jillian shares a basic overview of incubating & candling for hatching chicks! In this post she covers: storing & preparing for incubator, renting & setting up your incubator, keeping records, how to make a candling device & how to candle your eggs!
In FSC's 4th DIY Maple Syrup Installment, Chris photo documents a brief period in Dianna's 2nd 12-hour boil during the 2011 Season. This boil happened in the driveway of their home in Downtown Saratoga Spring. Fireplace/evaporator details are shown.
This is Dianna's final installment in a 3-part series about tapping, boiling & bottling maple syrup from trees in her urban neighborhood in Saratoga Springs, NY. In this post, Dianna runs through the process of boiling & bottling her 2011 batch.
This is part two in Dianna's DIY Maple Syrup Series. In this post, Christina tagged along w/ Dianna's husband while he tapped a few trees in their Downtown Saratoga neighborhood. There are many techniques shown w/ a simple drill, spile & sap bucket!
Dianna and her family make their own maple syrup from trees around their urban neighborhood in Downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. This is the first of a three part series. Second post, is a photo diary of tapping technique. Final is the boil & bottling.
Becky was looking for alternative ideas of how to color her frosting for sugar cookie & gingerbread people. After trail & error she came up with a solid recipes for various colors using fruits & vegetables. She outlines all the steps & color combos!