Tag Archive: Mother Earth News

Share Your Story on CommunityChickens.com

I love interacting with the members of The 1840 Farm Community.  Your stories inspire me and I look forward to each message you send, each recipe you share.  In fact, I enjoy hearing about your daily adventures as much as I love sharing mine.

Now it’s time for me to help you share your unique story with the thousands of readers at CommunityChickens.com.  I hope that you will submit your story using the form below.  When the time comes for me to share, I will contact you to gather more information so that our readers can get to know you a little better.

Thank you for sharing your story with me.  I can’t wait to read each submission and then start sharing your stories with the loyal Community Chickens readers.

 

 

 

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New Community Chickens Post: A Playground for Chickens

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

A Playground for Chickens (click to continue


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Product Review: Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder

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Product Review:  Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder (click to continue)


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Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/07/product-review-brinsea-ecoglow-brooder/

New Community Chickens Post: Independent’s Day

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Independent’s Day (click to continue)

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Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/07/new-community-chickens-post-independents-day/

New Community Chickens Post: How to Prepare for Successful Chick Brooding – Part One

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

How to Prepare for Successful Chick Brooding – Part One (click to continue)

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Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/06/new-community-chickens-post-how-to-prepare-for-successful-chick-brooding-part-one/

New Community Chickens Post: How to Keep Your Flock Cool This Summer

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

How to Keep Your Flock Cool This Summer (click to continue)

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Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/06/new-community-chickens-post-how-to-keep-your-flock-cool-this-summer/

New Community Chickens Post: Necessity and Invention

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

Two Essential Chicken Keeping Tools:  Necessity and Invention

Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/06/new-community-chickens-post-necessity-and-invention/

New Community Chickens Post: A Year In the Life at 1840 Farm – Month One

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

A Year In the Life at 1840 Farm – Month One

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New Community Chickens Post: Coop Planning

Click to read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

Coop Planning:  Five Features to Incorporate in to Your Coop

Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/05/new-community-chickens-post-coop-planning/

New Community Chickens Post: The Best Breed of Chicken for Your Flock

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

The Best Breed of Chicken for Your Flock

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New Community Chickens Post: My Pet Chicken (and Yours)

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

My Pet Chicken (and Yours)

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New Community Chickens Post: A Naturally Beautiful Celebration

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

A Naturally Beautiful Celebration

Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/04/new-community-chickens-post-a-naturally-beautiful-celebration/

Nesting Instinct

The Easter table at 1840 Farm will have a touch of whimsy this year:  at least for a few moments.  I know that my son’s white chocolate nest place card with candy coated eggs won’t stand a chance.  The eggs will be history in a matter of seconds.  Then the nest will fall prey to a six-year-old who loves both white chocolate and coconut.

I can almost picture his plate with only the small flag remaining where the nest used to be.  I won’t mind a bit.  I’ll be happy to have made something that brings beauty and deliciousness to our table in the same bite.

I shared the instructions for making these chocolate nests on CommunityChickens.com  for the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine.  For a family that holds its flock of heritage breed hens in high regard, they seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring to our farm.  To learn how you can make these adorable and delicious place cards for your Easter table, read “Welcome to the Easter table at 1840 Farm.”

In a matter of weeks, the newest batch of day old baby chicks will make 1840 Farm their home.  For the first time ever, we’ll be adding a few fancy bantam hens to the mix.  After they arrive, there will be an unending supply of adorable baby chick photos and videos to share along with product giveaways and money-saving offers.  To make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the fun, follow 1840 Farm on Facebook to get the daily news from the coop.

Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/04/nesting-instinct/

New Community Chickens Post: Welcome to a Year in the Life at 1840 Farm

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

Welcome to a Year in the Life at 1840 Farm


Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/03/new-community-chickens-post-welcome-to-a-year-in-the-life-at-1840-farm/

New Community Chickens Post: Cue the Sun (or a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb)

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:

Cue the Sun (or a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb)

Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2012/01/new-community-chickens-post-the-birth-of-a-new-season-2/

Purina FLIP Camera Giveaway

During the past two months, 1840 Farm has been proud to participate in the Purina 60 Day See the Difference Challenge.  I was given the incredible opportunity to share my experience with the readers of the Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine Community Chickens forum.  In fact, I just published the final post regarding the challenge to the forum this morning:

The Challenge Remains

by Jennifer Burcke

I learned a lot during the See the Difference Challenge.  We happily solved our dilemma of how to supplement our chicken’s calcium intake without the use of oyster shell which might trigger my son’s shellfish allergy.  By feeding our heritage breed hens the Purina Layena Sunfresh feed, we enjoyed sixty days of egg collecting without finding even one broken shell.

While improving the strength of the eggs produced in our coop was reward enough, Purina also provided me with a FLIP camera to help document our participation in the Challenge.  I was surprised by how easy the camera was to use and find myself using it on a regular basis here on our farm.  In fact, I have posted many videos of our hens and our baby goat kids on FaceBook and Twitter for readers to enjoy.

Here’s the best news for you, Dear Reader.  Purina also provided me with a FLIP camera to give away to one lucky reader.  I will randomly select a reader on Monday, November 21, 2011.  The winner will be notified via Email and announced to all of my readers via FaceBook, Twitter, the Community Chickens forum, and on this blog.

If you would like to enter the drawing, simply comment on this post below.  Be sure to include your Email address so that I can contact you if you are chosen as the lucky winner.

Good luck to all who enter and thank you Purina for allowing us to participate in the 60 Day See the Difference Challenge!

Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2011/11/purina-flip-camera-giveaway/

New Community Chickens Post: The Birth of a New Season

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens  forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:


The Birth of a New Season

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New Post: Wondering How to Overcome a Calcium Challenge?

Read my latest post on the Community Chickens forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:


Wondering How To Overcome a Calcium Challenge?


Permanent link to this article: http://1840farm.com/2011/09/new-post-wondering-how-to-overcome-a-calcium-challenge/

New Post: A Lesson Learned from Hurricane Irene

Read my new post on the Community Chickens forum from the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine:


A Lesson Learned from Hurricane Irene

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Happy Turkey-less Day

There will be no turkey gracing the 1840 Farm family table today.  It won’t be the first time.  Last year’s Thanksgiving meal proudly holds that designation.

Don’t pity me, Reader.  Not eating turkey today, or any other day for that matter, is a choice that we all willingly made.  It’s what makes sense to us at this stage in our food lives.  Why?  Simple.  We’ve seen Food, Inc. We’ve read Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals.  If you’ve done the same, then I’m willing to bet that you can at least understand how we might come to our meatless conclusion.

In fact, I found myself sitting at the computer yesterday writing my bi-monthly post for the Community Chickens section of the Mother Earth News/Grit Website with quite a dilemma.  How could I adequately convey my family’s decision not to take part in the iconic American tradition of celebrating our thankfulness by gathering around a beautifully golden turkey without seeming to judge those who look forward to their meals today because of the golden bird?

When my editing and re-editing had finally finished, I think that I walked the rather thin line between explaining our unique Thanksgiving menu while wishing the masses a delicious turkey day meal.  In the end, my readers will have to read my post and judge for themselves.

So, I’m wishing all of you the most wonderful and delicious of Thanksgiving celebrations.  Here at 1840 Farm, we’ll be feasting on Hachis Parmentier of the vegetarian variety, creamed spinach, corn pudding, cinnamon apples, and cranberry jello.  Of course, we’ll end the meal with a traditional pumpkin pie.  Who am I to stand in the way of tradition?  Well, at least our version of it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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