‘Crafting’ Archive

Chicken Poop Dog Treats Recipe August 1, 2014 8 Comments

Chicken poop dog treats: that’s my project today. (You heard me!) While I’m not sure about the advisability of teaching your dog that what looks like chicken poop is delicious, making these treats for your friends with dogs–and emphasizing that they are a gift from your flock–sounds like some gross fun. Want to encourage your […]

Backyard egg French toast for the kids November 15, 2013 2 Comments

It is one of the sorrows of my life that my husband doesn’t much care for French toast, even though we’re fortunate enough to be able to have backyard egg French toast. I can make French toast from our own homemade bread, with our own backyard eggs, and top it with our own home canned […]

Chicken quilt from Aunt Lyndell October 25, 2013 5 Comments

My Aunt Lyndell is a quilting genius. A few years ago, she created a quilt for me and my husband that was covered with–of course–chickens. She made us the most beautiful chicken quilt!   I consider myself to be fairly crafty. For instance, I made this Mama Hen and Chicks crochet pattern. And I knit, […]

Gingerbread chicken coop December 21, 2012 8 Comments

This year I baked a gingerbread chicken coop. Now I’m kicking myself. Why haven’t I ever made a gingerbread chicken coop before?! Every year, my daughter  and I decorate gingerbread cookies for the holidays.

Fallen feathers–what to do with them? October 12, 2012 23 Comments

The season is here; my girls have officially begun molting. The question now is: What to do with their fallen feathers? They’re so pretty, it seems like a waste to just let them blow away. When I first started keeping chickens years ago, I would spend fall days walking around the yard and plucking up […]

FUN with bento egg molds! September 28, 2012 1 Comment

How egg-citing: I finally got bento egg molds for my daughter’s bento box.  It’s an easy way to add a cute touch to a bento lunch—and it’s an especially yummy and nutritious way to do it if you have your own backyard eggs.  Check it: You may remember that I shared a cute deviled eggs […]

WOW your kids with this Deviled Eggs Trick April 3, 2012 4 Comments

There are a lot of left over hard boiled eggs at this time of year, a perfect opportunity for this deviled eggs trick. After we’re done dyeing our eggs, it’s normally not a problem at our house to use them all up–they’re so delicious because our eggs are from pastured, free range hens! I love hard […]

Three Ways to Dye Eggs March 29, 2012 736 Comments

When I was little , we liked to dye eggs every year in the spring: one dozen of the big white eggs we bought from the grocery store. This was the era before—okay, way before—backyard chicken keeping was popular. Not only that, but I lived in town, away from any local farmers who might have real […]