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Mel W
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  • Springfield, TN
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Mel W replied to Erich Gottl's discussion 'Nesting Boxes' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Erich, We placed one of the nest boxes on the floor of the coop; once the pullets figured out that the nest was the better place to lay an egg, we mounted it on the wall about 14 inches up."
Dec 17, 2011
Mel W replied to Misty's discussion 'Canning on glass top stove' in the group Food Preservation
"If you read the manual, you will find that you really aren't supposed to can on them. I have a glass top stove. I have been successful using a small water bath canner, which means I can only use pints not quarts. I also use an 18 quart pressure…"
Aug 29, 2010
Mel W commented on Meghan Rosenbaum's photo


"They look beautiful."
Jul 20, 2010
Mel W replied to Cornelia's discussion 'BPA-free canning lids!' in the group Food Preservation
"Thank you so much for sharing! Reusable canning lids! I can't begin to calculate the money I will save ... not just in lids, but in the last minute trips to the store to purchase more lids. I just started canning for the year ... blueberry jam…"
Jul 12, 2010
Mel W joined Torry's group

Food Preservation

How-To's on putting food aside: canning, freezing, drying, much more...See More
Jun 26, 2010
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Jun 26, 2010
Mel W commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Hi all. Just wanted to introduce myself. We have had egg layers since 2003 when one of my daughters joined the 4-H Chick Chain. We currently only have Black Sex Link hens but in the past have raised Brown Sex Links, Barred Rocks, Americanas (quite a…"
Jun 26, 2010
Mel W joined Pete and Izzy's Mom's group

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
Jun 26, 2010
Mel W is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Jun 26, 2010

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
I live in a rural area and we raise chickens for the eggs, sell the extra eggs, raise a good sized garden and for everything else we either go to a pick your own or go down the road to a produce stand.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
grilled eggplant sandwiches and stewed yellow squash
Currently reading:
When Light Pierced the Darkness
My latest DIY project:
planning to pick blueberries to make jam, baked goods and freeze some for later.

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At 5:20pm on July 9, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Mel - welcome to HOMEGROWN. Sounds like you've got a lovely little homestead going. I look forward to hearing your stories! Let me know if you have any questions about the site.

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