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Category: Chicken

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This hearty chicken soup is the one to choose when you get a little bit bored with your standard chicken soup options. Tomato is a great wake-up for your palette and you can easily add your own customization to suit your tastes. The stock can easily be made in an Instant Pot then strained to…
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Absolutely Easy & Delicious Stew Hen

When it’s time to retire our laying hens we harvest them, and they become stew hens. One of our goals is to help you become a true “nose-to-tail eater” by relishing every part of the critter produced in every part of the process. Because our focus is on producing eggs consistently year-round the retirement of…
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What’s a Pullet?

If you’ve visited Apple Creek Farm’s booth at your local farmers’ market lately then you’ve seen a stack of egg cartons labeled, pullet. Enough visitors have looked across the table at me and wondered, “What’s a pullet?” that I figured a public explanation is in order. According to the dictionary, pullet is a noun meaning a young hen,…
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InstaChicken

As many of you know we love to eat! And, we love it when you share recipes with us. A few weeks ago one enthusiastic eater shared this recipe with me. It is a simple yet foolproof way to cook a moist, flavorful whole chicken. I tried the recipe myself and found that yes, it…
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Farm Dogs

Dogs are an iconic part of American farms. Border collies may be the first breed you picture and while these hard-working athletes are common, they aren’t the only useful ones. As a dog lover, I especially enjoy looking through Jan Dohner’s recent book, Farm Dogs. The sheer variety of dogs and their historic uses is…
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Who Else Lives on the Farm?

These days the farm is a blank canvas, a landscape draped in snow. It might be easy to only see our animals, content in their winter quarters but to do so would ignore all the wild animals who share our farm. We’ve seen the tracks of the smallest residents, red squirrels on up to the…
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How to Put the Meat in Meal Planning

In our house, dinner is often discussed over breakfast. The dreaded question, “What do you want for dinner?” usually elicits a heavy sigh. Despite being farmers and enthusiastic cooks with access to seasonal vegetables and a wide variety of meat on hand, meal planning isn’t any easier for us than it might be for you.…
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October Newsletter

October weather has run the gamut from typical frosty mornings following bright, clear nights to balmy, tropical feeling days. It is strange to have the varied hues of fall while the temperature feels like July. Like every fall, I have to retrace my steps at the day’s end to collect cast off long sleeve shirts…
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June Newsletter

May seemed like an especially long month, with so many different things keeping us busy. We received chicks every week, transitioned from barn life to pasture rotations, took Sam (the bull) up to Penobscot for the summer and let our summer turkeys out of their brooder. Everyone is doing well despite the cooler (then much…
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April Newsletter

We’re just about done with lambing with a single ewe left. The goat kids have begun to arrive and we have 10 kids out of 5 does so far! The lambs are bashful and shy when they are born, while the goat kids come into the world willful and independent. We give all our newborns…
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