Sunnyside Lane Hobby Farm

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Sunday

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April 2014

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Part 1: Rescue Tennessee Walking Horses

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My husband and I have just added one #Tennessee Walking #Horse and one quarter horse that are rescue to our Hobby Farm. The one that is a #Tennessee #Walking Horse is Red with a Strawberry Blonde Maine and Tail. He is a senior horse at the age of 19 years. His previous owner told us that he was a show horse but once he was injured they could not afford to keep him. Since he was a Gelding they could not even breed him to earn any money. We were told over a year ago, this once beautiful horse got loose and darted out in front of a car that was pulling into the parking area. No human was hurt, but this beautiful thoroughbred Tennessee Walker was on the ground with a shattered knee. This horse was going to cost them a lot in Veterinarian Bills in the hopes he would heal properly and once again have the high stepping gait he once had. They backed off on his food to remove any extra weight he had in the hopes of the knee healing the way it should. The efforts were fruitless. Scar tissue developed and the Veterinarian told them he […]

Saturday

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March 2014

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Canning Chicken Stock

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After purchasing several 10 lbs bags of chicken thigh quarters last week, I have a lot of Chicken Stock. However, I don’t have a lot of room in my freezer. My idea is to can some of the stock to use during the winter months and for other dishes that call for chicken sotck. I have never done pressure canning before so this is a first time for me. I decided to visit grandma lynda on youtube to see how she does hers. Please watch along with me here:

Monday

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December 2013

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It’s Christmas! Get Christmasy!

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Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Christ. We all have traditions, but the decorating seems to be the trend everywhere. At Christmas time, many are thinking about all the decorations, the snow for some areas, the holiday themed dishes, Santa and of course, the Christmas crafts. But what Christmas is really all about is giving. Our children are the ones that light up the most during this favorite time of year. One of the greatest joys in life is to see their faces light up around the Christmas season. I will be posting a few Christmas crafts which is will put a smile on those cute little faces and will not hurt your pocket book either.   In many families, making Christmas ornaments and decorating the tree with them is a big part of their holiday tradition. So grab some safety scissors, colorful papers, sequins, ribbons and whatever else you want to throw in and have fun with your kids making your own reindeer, snowmen, and other decorative ornaments. A brown paper bag can easily be made into a reindeer. All you need is a pom pom for the nose, some construction paper for the antlers and a […]

Sunday

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November 2013

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Delta Faucet 75152 Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead with H2OKINETIC Technology, Chrome Review

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Delta Faucet 75152 Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead with H2OKINETIC Technology, Chrome offers water effectiveness with no sacrifice in comfort. This showerhead lowers the electric bill, yet still provides the performance of a full-spray.  The Delta Faucet 75152 showerhead converged Water Sense principles by providing two different flow speeds and spray patterns. It has four huge spray holes, which are designed for easy cleaning and anti-clogging. A dual setting gives water-saving comfort with high-volume spray. It operates at 1.85 gallons a minute without sacrificing performance. You are saving water and energy. It delivers a drenching spray covering the entire body. The shower head has a convenient lever to control the volume. You can tweak the water settings, which will save on energy and extend the amount of hot water in your tank. It comes with easy-to-follow installation instructions and a lifetime warranty.   Features  Energy – and water-saving shower head The motion of the water will not clog up due to minerals in the water A durable metal ball connector Simple installation Operating at 1.85 gallons per minute   What Customers Are Saying “The BEST shower head i have bought !!!” -J. Rodgers “Simple to install. Works great in my old […]

Tuesday

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November 2013

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Housing Turkeys on a Farm

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The aim of housing turkeys is to protect them from sun, rain, wind, predators and provide comfort. In hotter areas, the long axis of the house should run from East to West. The distance between two houses should be at least 15 meters and the young stock house should be separate from the adult house. The width of the open house should not exceed 9 meters. The height of the house may vary from 2 to 3.3 meters from the floor to roof. An overhang of one meter should be provided to avoid the rainwater splash. The floor of the houses should be cheap, durable and safe, preferably moisture proof concrete. When turkeys are reared under deep litter system, the general housing conditions are similar to those of chicken but care should be taken to provide adequate floor space to accommodate them, water containers and feeders. Turkey is a large bird, therefore 0.4 to 0.5 square meters per bird is recommended. Usually a turkey house has a rectangular or square floor-base and made from wooden planks, roofing sheets, wire mesh and light fittings. In some cases, 0.75 meter height of block work forms the base of the house and the remaining […]

Tuesday

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November 2013

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Preserving the Bounty from Your Hobby Farm

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Hobby Farms have a bounty that should be preserved. It will depend on what you are farming as to how best to preserve the bounty, which is available. If it is vegetables you are farming, then canning and preserving them cannot only give you food for the winter, they can also be sold at a profit. Freezing, dehydrating and canning are all ways to preserve the bounty of your garden. This is just one avenue for preserving the bounty of your garden. Now if you are dealing with milk or meat, you have different options. Diary can be turned into milk or cheese. Depending on your options that are available, the extra cheese can either be sold or aged for later selling. Preserving milk from milk animals requires the process of refrigeration and pasteurization in order to keep it from going bad. Making ice cream can be an option to freezing milk. Milk can be used in many different recipes as well as being dried to make powdered milk options. Cheese making allows you to age the cheese until it is ready for sale or consumption. Storing it in a dark and cool place will keep it from going bad. […]

Monday

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November 2013

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Monday

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November 2013

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Monday

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November 2013

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Recipe for Cat Head Biscuits

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These biscuits are called the cat head biscuits due to large size that is compared to the size of a cat head. The recipe for cathead biscuits is passed on by from grandmothers, mothers and any person that one knows how to bake biscuits. It does take practice to know exactly how to get these to turn out the way you like them. To bake about six cathead’s biscuits you will need these ingredients:  2 cups of all purposed flour 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of cream tartar 4 teaspoonful of baking powder 2/3 cup of milk or buttermilk. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The dry ingredients are mixed in a large bowl. Then to make the dough come together, you slowly add the milk and then stir until completely wet. Knead the dough about 12 to 14 times on a lightly floured board. Pinch off a piece as large as you can comfortably roll in your hands. Don’t over do this as the biscuits will be tough if you play with the dough t0o much. You just want to basically form it into a round ball of dough. Place each of the biscuits on buttered or […]

Friday

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November 2013

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What is Hard Tack?

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What is Hard Tack? There is a little history that goes with this food item. It is what Civil War Soldiers packed up to take with them. Because of the processing it can last for years if wrapped securely. There has been  record of Hard Tack discovered that was over 100 years old. Hard Tack is kinda like a cracker only super hard. Soldiers would put piece of it in their coffee or broth from dried jerky in order to soften it up so it could be eaten. The recipe is as follows: 6 parts flour 1 part water Dough should be kneaded mixed thoroughly. Roll the dough out on a floured hard surface until it is about 1/8 inch thick (or thereabouts). Cut it into squares. Place it on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Prick the hard tack about 13 times with the tip of a knife, make sure holes go completely through the dough. Next bake at 325 for at least an hour, turning it over once. Check to see that it is completely cooked all the way through. Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool overnight. This […]

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