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Amika Cook Ortiz
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  • Laurel, DE
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Amika Cook Ortiz commented on Sharon & Greg's blog post 'Hello, Food'
"It's so unfortunate... we had a visitor recently that was "upset" that we were harvesting a couple of excess roosters.  She was bothered by the process but then we went out to eat later that day and she ordered grilled…"
Apr 4, 2011
Amika Cook Ortiz replied to Kim Hutcheson's discussion 'Needing info on non-hybrid chicken' in the group Backyard Livestock
"I would add Welsummers to the list for an "old" breed that is considered multipurpose.  They are one of the breeds that lay a very dark egg, almost chocolate brown.   We have a mixed flock with Buff Orpingtons, RIR, Rocks,…"
Jan 23, 2011
Amika Cook Ortiz commented on Cornelia's group 'Backyard Livestock'
"Hi guys - new here. Links to some pictures of our critters for Cornelia and crew...…"
Nov 30, 2010
Amika Cook Ortiz joined Cornelia's group
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Backyard Livestock

Got goats? Sheep? Cows? Pigs? Fowl? Share expertise, questions and stories here!
Nov 30, 2010
Amika Cook Ortiz commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Hi all - new here. We have a large backyard flock - I say large because most others I know personally have smaller backyard flocks. We have two roosters and 17 hens of various heritage and laying breeds... production red, buff orpington, barred…"
Nov 30, 2010
Amika Cook Ortiz joined Pete and Izzy's Mom's group
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Backyard Chickens

A place to discuss and share the joy and trials of chicken raising! Share your chicken knowledge, photos, coop plans, ask questions, anything chicken related!See More
Nov 30, 2010
Amika Cook Ortiz joined Cornelia's group
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Aspiring Farmers

Interested in farming? Looking for land to work as a farm business? We'll post opportunities we hear about through our networks here, as well as resources for future and existing farmers.
Nov 30, 2010
Amika Cook Ortiz is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Nov 30, 2010

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Part-time homesteader
A bit about me:
We moved to 8.5 acres of agricultural land in November of 2008. Our homestead has chickens, ducks, Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats as well as our dogs, cats, bunnies and horses.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Thankgiving Part Deux - Sunday 11/28
Currently reading:
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
Currently listening to:
Nothing in particular
My latest DIY project:
Winterizing our buck pens lean-to.
Web site I recommend:
http://rodaleinstitute.org

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