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Greenfire Farms. Greenfire Farms is a family farm in the rolling hills of North Florida where we’re dedicated to one thing: Farming the right way.

Greenfire Farms

Greenfire Farms is a farm, and we are not a commercial hatchery. A hatchery is just that; a business that hatches chicks. The production of eggs is usually relegated to contract chicken breeders, and the hatchery has little or no daily interaction with adult chickens or control over the breeding decisions that are critical to maintaining and improving the quality of flocks. If you flip through a hatchery catalog you’ll notice a very curious thing: You rarely see pictures of the chickens that produced the hatchery’s chicks. Why? Commercial hatcheries are essentially industrial operations designed and built to hatch chicks from eggs purchased from someone else. At Greenfire Farms, we select and raise our own breeding flocks. We don’t cut costs at the expense of the well-being of our livestock.

Benefits of using Brush Busters Ceramic Radiant Heating Bulbs – Brush Busters Outdoors. Tis the season for using heat lamps for a variety of uses - warming your dogs, chickens, livestock, the garage, etc.

Benefits of using Brush Busters Ceramic Radiant Heating Bulbs – Brush Busters Outdoors

If you have much experience with them, you know they can be somewhat delicate and easy to ruin a bulb - especially if being knocked around by livestock or manage to get wet. Plus, they often are not as efficient as you might want them to be. This is where switching to "next generation" ceramic radiant heating bulbs can provide immense improvements and savings. We were doubtful when we first heard of these and had to test them out on raising chickens and quail in August and September 2014. Frankly, we were amazed - so much so that we added them to our product line. Efficiency First, ceramic radiant heating bulbs don't use a heating filament in a standard glass bulb design to produce heat and light like regular incandescent heat lamp bulbs do.

Homemade Ketchup and Mustard Recipes. Featuring everything you need to know to put up the seasons’ bounty, The Art of Preserving (Weldon Owen, 2010) by Rick Field and Rebecca Courchesne illuminates how to savor your favorite fresh produce year-round.

Homemade Ketchup and Mustard Recipes

From beginners looking to learn, to those familiar with the technique, everyone will appreciate this contemporary and comprehensive approach to preserving the wealth of fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens and farmers’ markets. In this excerpt from the chapter “Condiments & Sauces,” learn how to make homemade ketchup and mustard that will put the store-bought varieties to shame. Classic Ketchup Recipe Make this ketchup when tomatoes are at their summer best.

Sweet, juicy garden-fresh tomatoes are reduced to a gently spiced, lusciously thick condiment. Ingredients: Instructions: Have ready hot, sterilized jars and their lids. Blanch, peel, and core the tomatoes, then cut into quarters. Pass the tomato mixture through a food mill into a clean nonreactive saucepan. American Groundnut.

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Videos. Chickens. Extended. Bio Char. Wood Stove. Fermentation. Greenhouses. Aquaponics. Guilds/Companion Planting. Www2.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/info/pubs/Harvesting/CC Accelerated Seasoning of Firewood.pdf. Mediterranean Diet Garden - Organic Gardening. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be great for your health.

Mediterranean Diet Garden - Organic Gardening

It is also fun and easy to grow! The diet is heavy in fruits, nuts, and vegetables — all things you can grow in your own back yard or patio. That is a triple win — the freshest produce is the highest in nutrition, growing your own is cost effective, and it tastes great. You may think that you can’t grow what they can grow in the Mediterranean region, but Zone 6 is at the same latitude as France and Italy. Their temperatures are more moderate than ours so some things we can’t grow without taking indoors for the winter, but this is the exception.

Fruits, Vegetables and Nuts Artichokes Asparagus Beets and turnips Broccoli raab Carrots Celery Cucumber Dates (needs to winter indoors or heated greenhouse) Eggplant Beans-chickpeas, fava beans, green, navy beans Fennel Figs Grapes and grape leaves Oranges, Lemons & Limes (need to winter indoors or heated greenhouse) Lettuce, radicchio, spinach and other greens erbs. Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management.