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  • Vancouver, WA
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Jun 29, 2011
amanda richards commented on Lucy Goodman's group 'Small Farmers'
"Unfortunately, all baked goods need to be made in a commercial kitchen.  I may be able to sell some strawberries and radishes, my peas are slowly coming in, too.  I wish we had cottage industry rules in my state (WA)."
Jun 28, 2011
amanda richards commented on Lucy Goodman's group 'Small Farmers'
"Anyone participate in their local farmer's markets?  I've been asked to participate, but the requirements make it almost impossible.  I have honey, eggs, goat milk, cheese, cinnamon rolls, candy, etc. that I could sell,…"
Jun 26, 2011
amanda richards commented on johna's group 'Herb Lovers!'
"I know you can freeze pesto before you add cheese, but i've never heard of canning it."
Jun 26, 2011
amanda richards commented on Cornelia's group 'Backyard Livestock'
"I agree with Rachel.  It doesn't get easier, but know that you are doing the right thing.  We had our steer butchered in Feb. and I said my good-byes and a heartfelt thank you for your sacrifice as the mobile slaughter truck was…"
Jun 26, 2011
amanda richards commented on Helen Heil's group 'Apiarists'
"Checked out my 2 hives yesterday, the first hive is doing great, lots of activity, but the second hive seems smaller.  Well, I found 3 empty queen cells, so I guess we lost the original queen.  Hopefully she's mated with a drone from…"
Jun 26, 2011
amanda richards replied to Caroline Malcolm's discussion 'Live-in Chickens' in the group Backyard Chickens
"We've always let our flock roam around the ranch. Yes, it's opening them up to predation, but it makes them happy.  They also love to dig thru the cow patties....YUMMY!!  I've had a broody hen that is bound and determined to…"
May 30, 2011
amanda richards replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"I love the variety!"
Apr 30, 2011
amanda richards replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"They've been picking at him for 2 years, I keep an eye on him, and he does ok, he LETS them do it, guess he likes the attention!  Like I said, he's a goofball, lol.   Nice new chicks! "
Apr 29, 2011
amanda richards replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"We call him our eagle-wannabe, lol.  Poor guy, the girls pull out his crest, so his head is almost always bloody, but it doesn't deter him, he's a goofball."
Apr 28, 2011
amanda richards replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Wow, you even named them all, that's great!  I have 1 White Brahma (Clumpy), 1 Black crested Polish (Funky Brewster) and the other 7 are Buff Orps.  that haven't been named (well, except for Christmas Miracle, who reappeared…"
Apr 28, 2011
amanda richards replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"How many chickens do you have? I've placed my order for my next batch, they're due in July, I can't wait."
Apr 28, 2011
amanda richards replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Great article, I love my chickens.  We were joking the other day that they are the "gateway animal", since we got them, we moved to cows, turkeys and goats."
Apr 28, 2011
amanda richards replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Bagels... receipe anyone?' in the group BREAD!
"I have a friend who makes bagels...she doesn't use boiling water, only simmering.  The boiling part is used to make the outside chewy (I believe)."
Apr 26, 2011
amanda richards joined Helen Heil's group
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Apr 16, 2011
amanda richards joined Cornelia's group
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Backyard Livestock

Got goats? Sheep? Cows? Pigs? Fowl? Share expertise, questions and stories here!
Apr 16, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, 100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
SAHM small family farmer. I raise kids, cows, goats and chickens in the PNW.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
black bean & corn quesadillas
Currently reading:
dean koontz, right now, but I read a book a day.
Currently listening to:
the sounds of my kids playing.
My latest DIY project:
planting my greenhouse plants and garden
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
facebook
Web site I recommend:
http://facebook.com

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Milk: making butter

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 10:47pm

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