Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Chicken Chick®: Re-purposed Chicken Feed Bags

Awesome Redo's


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The Chicken Chick®: Re-purposed Chicken Feed Bags




Harvesting our First Chickens

WOW! We are very nervous about this and must have watched Hundreds of YouTube Videos on the subject. We watched until we found a method that we felt good with. We chose to make Kill Cones our of Gallon Water Jugs. Well lets just say, that didn't work as well as it does on YouTube. Its not YouTube or the users faults, its that we did not have enough experience with it to construct it perfectly.
Here's how it went:

  1. We gathered our chickens and zip tied there legs (Gently)
  2. We held them by their feet for a while to help them get tired.
  3. We put them in the cones and let them continue to tire.
  4. I Cut the Jugular on both Chickens and Thanked them as they passed (They were Gone in a matter of a minute or so)
  5. Once gone, I removed their heads and hung them by their feet to finish bleeding out (around 10 minutes)
  6. We brought the bucket of Hot water for scalding ( 160 degrees ) 
  7. We each (Sara and I) swished our birds in the hot water for 30 seconds each.
  8. We then plucked the chickens ( this was FAR easier than I expected and even had help from Stella)
  9. Then we gutted the chickens
  10. Now they are soaking in Salted Water for 24 Hours
This entire process took us about 45 minutes, and that's just cause it was our First time. The hardest part was the cut of the jugular; Sara almost fainted. It wasn't difficult it was just hard, so I was the one to do that to both. After that Sara and I (and Even Stella) shared the rest of the work.
 I feel blessed to have given them a Wonderful happy Life and an honorable death. I am very blessed that we now have 2 beautiful chickens that were humanly and organically raised and harvested.
We did not roll video this time, but next time we will.
Here are the fruits of our Chicken Harvest

Seed What You Need,
Tara
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Saturday, July 20, 2013



We have been waiting for YEARS for this to grow and This is its year!!!!


And an Amazing Thunder and Lightning Storm featuring the Luffa Shade Curtain!





 Seed What You Need ~ Tara

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Green Curtain Update!!!! 6.30.2013





Hiya Folks!
Some of you may be wondering how the whole green curtain is goin.
I used Luffa and Sally to aid me in reducing direct sunlight in two of my southern facing windows. Here is the original article to freshen you up on what a green curtain is and how to use them for all directions of your home : http://whittakergardens.blogspot.com/2013/04/grow-your-own-green-curtain-kyocera.html

Here is what My Two window look like now"

This is my South Facing Office window
Sally isn't in all the way but the Luffas are coming to help!

Kitchen Window!! LUFFA HEAVEN!

Seed What You Need,
Tara2013



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our First Egg of the Season!

The stormy weather is on the way, so I went out to move the ladies food into the coop and Low and Behold There was a beautiful Lone Leghorn Egg!! Oh My!!! Its so amazing! I love it very much and am so deeply grateful that my beautiful chicken gave me this amazing gift!!



Abundance! Sustenance! Health! Wealth! its is all Ours!! YES!

Now for some Incentive for you!!

Backyard eggs have approximately twenty-five percent more vitamin E, seventy-five percent more beta carotene, and as much as twenty times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids as do factory farmed eggs.
Perhaps best of all for those who avoid eating eggs due to worries about cholesterol, backyard eggs contain only about half as much cholesterol as factory farmed eggs. (http://voices.yahoo.com/the-benefits-backyard-eggs-eggs-laid-domestic-395793.html)

And A wonderful article from Mother Earth news!
READ HERE

Awesome Article On Real Eggs here CLICK


I am so excited and Hope You are encouraged to Get yourself some back yard chickens too!!!

Seed What You Need,
Tara

One of these 2 are the Reason why we have our first Egg!!



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Free Rangin

Every evening we let the chickens out of their run to forage for protein. They Love it!!

The Leg Horns Love to Fly! So they came to the Dog yard for a while:)

Foggy Lens, Nice effect :)



Boss Lady and Her Posse

Boss Lady

Miss Red

Miss Red

Miss Red

*Did I tell ya'll the story about how Luffa Thinks, hears and understands language?




White Lady made it back to the Garden


Egg Plant :)
Okay Just in case I did not tell you the Luffa Thinks story, here goes:

Its in here, My fingers hurt :)





Seed What You Need,
Tara

Saturday, June 15, 2013

After The Rain - Tara Woodruff - PhotoBotos.com

After The Rain - Tara Woodruff - PhotoBotos.com
So Excited one of our Garden Photos has been chosen as the Featured Photograph of the day!!! Go See and Give Big love on the Comment section of the PhotBotos.com Article!!!
Thank you!!
-Tara

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Boss - Sara Litardo - PhotoBotos.com

How Exciting can this be!! Sara, My Awesome Daughter, submitted a photo of our Boss lady to PhotoBotos, AND they picked it for the Photo of the Day!!!
You gotta go see , its is Mega Awesome!!!!
The Boss - Sara Litardo - PhotoBotos.com

Seed What You Need~ Tara

Sunday, June 9, 2013

In Love With My Garden

12 foot tall Sunflower ready to Shine!
Sara and I took some pictures of the garden today after I did some fixin up. I edged and mowed the grass so you could see it in a more finished look. I LOVE IT!! and I did not know I could love a garden this much, But I do. I hope that you enjoy today's Photo Update <3

Plum Granny!

Purple Cherokee

I added more bottle edging :)

Young Sun

Lettuce

Peek-a-Boo

Its the Flower Bed :)

Luffa Flower

Beautiful Drama Sara Captured here!

Luffa Climbing the Wall

I added some railing things to hold up the Sunflowers the storm TRIED to take out. We won!
So pretty with a nice edge

I Love Luffa!

Where we Hang out

No Passage here anymore <4

Just Look at it!! So Awesome!

I love the Mirror in the Garden

This must be my favorite leaf in the world!
Enjoy Folks! And Remember to Seed What you Need!
Tara and Sara


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