March 31, 2019

This time of year, my most frequently asked farm questions are about goose eggs - and my most pressing question, as a goose farmer, is how to use them all!  

Goose eggs are not that different from chicken eggs.  They have a similar flavor, a little bit richer but still...

January 18, 2019

Winter weather is a challenge for the farmer, and it's always good to spend some time preparing your homestead before a big storm moves in.  We are expecting up to two feet of snow here this weekend, our first really major storm of the winter.  

When a storm hits,...

May 24, 2018

It is pretty well established that I am a crazy goose lady.  After all, I wrote a book on geese.  But this spring has driven the goose-obsession home!  There is a total of eight goslings waddling around our farm, and if we keep all of them and our current flock our goo...

February 9, 2018

Have you been thinking about Spring goslings?  I cannot recommend geese for your farm or homestead enough.  If you have questions about raising geese, you can always check out my book, The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese, available both on my website a...

December 29, 2017

Every winter in Maine presents its challenges.  The last week of 2017 is offering unique experiences, as the Northeast like much of the rest of the United States is gripped in a deep freeze.  And if you think this freeze is unusual - you'd be right.  In Bangor, Maine (...

November 17, 2017

With the release of my first book, The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese, I hope many of my followers are considering adding geese to their farms!  I revisited this post from a little bit over a year ago to address some basic questions about getting geese - I...

September 29, 2017

Looking around our chicken coop lately it looks like an explosion of feathers.  But no one is in trouble, it's a perfectly natural part of chicken's lives.

Often starting in early fall, chickens will begin to lose their feathers in a process called “molting”.  It can be...

June 23, 2017

As a farmer raising geese I am frequently asked what to do with goose eggs.  Despite their extra hard white shells and massive size, goose eggs are not so different from chicken eggs.  You can hard boil them, fry them up, or even make deviled eggs.  But there are a few...

June 6, 2017

This time of year folks who keep chickens, ducks, geese, or other poultry are often overrun with eggs.  You will be trying all the egg recipes, cooking extravagant desserts, and gifting or selling dozens to all of your friends and family members.

Salt curing egg yolks i...

June 1, 2017

New babies are the highlight of spring on the farm!  Every year the burst of green grass and birdsong is underlined by the eager peeping of new young fowl joining our farm.

This year we kept the addition of new poultry pretty limited, since we already have quite a large...

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