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WILLIAM RANKIN: Producer of Poultry and Prize Holsteins©

William Rankin was to goose farming what his brother, James, was to duck farming, both men were recognized as authorities on the subject of breeding, hatching, and marketing poultry. 1,275 more words

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James Rankin’s Maplewood Farm©

Scotsman, James Rankin, was one of the first large scale Pekin duck breeders in the U.S. and his Maplewood Farm grew from a collection of run-down buildings and appurtenances into one of the most well known and profitable farms in turn of the century New England. 1,193 more words

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ROUEN DUCKS: Their Origins and Qualities©

America has gone chicken crazy.  Every suburban housewife has 3 hens in the back yard and homesteaders seem to fixate on chickens when we value our other poultry as much, sometimes maybe more, than chickens. 1,192 more words

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Poultry Parenting©

Many of our birds here on the little farm have very distinct personalities.   We have our favorites that are almost like our children, others seem totally oblivious to our presence, and a couple have been downright nasty little cusses.  511 more words

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A Little Look at my Garden©

Some time back I posted a series of articles on various vegetables I was researching for this year’s garden and I thought it might be interesting to post an update on what I actually did end up planting.  708 more words

19th Century Food

Spring on the farm

Apologies for the lack of blog posts recently…  I have been incredibly busy and haven’t had any spare time.   Spring time is always so beautiful and exciting with so much new life… 21 more words

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We interrupt this tour of Guernsey with an announcement...

A little interlude from my tour around the Garden Isle, as I have a little news I wanted to share…

Our first arrival came along on Friday afternoon. 426 more words

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