Today I am posting a round up of links related to homesteading. I have scoured the interwebs to bring you the following.
Researching Chicken Breeds?
Check out this helpful Chicken Breed Chart. It has information on egg color as well as lots of links to other sites with more background about the different breeds. It doesn’t have all the breeds. I noticed that the Cuckoo Maran and the Russian Orloff were missing.
Keeping City Chickens
As Ann Hess mentioned in her interview, modern homesteaders can live anywhere including suburban neighborhoods. You can listen to the story of a man keeping city chickens in New Jersey. Victor Alfieri is a fellow square foot gardener that has gone to great lengths to protect his flock. He discusses myths such as necessity of a rooster for egg production, noise level of chickens and the smell of the manure of a few birds. Victor’s website is at Woodlot Farms.
How To Render Lard Video
Are you cooking with lard? Check out this video from Paul Wheaton on how to render lard.