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Denise Beno
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Pressure Canner Check
Next month, during our regular 3rd Saturday Food Swap, we are hosting a Pressure Canner Check sponsored
by Franklin County OSU Extension Service. The public is invited to bring their
pressure canners for this free public event. Gauge pressure canners will b...
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December Break
Due to the close proximity of our usual swapping date to the Winter Holidays, we will NOT be having a December Food Swap. Have a safe and happy holiday season. Swapping will resume on Saturday January 16, 2016. 
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Novemeber Thanksgiving Swap
Greetings Fellow Swappers! We are having our November 3rd Saturday Food Swap on Saturday, Nonmember 21, from 12:30 to 2 at City Folks Farm Shop in Clintonville. Networking begins at 12:30pm with sampling and preview and swapping begins at 1:30pm SHARP.  Due...
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Bird Flu Update
April 25, 2015   Avian Influenza is back in the news this spring. The
Mississippi Flyway is a very important and busy route for migratory birds and
waterfowl.   Avian Flu has been found in
birds using and living in this migratory flyway. As of right now, 71...
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My New Hen Isn't Laying Anymore
Let's say you just got some laying hens from a trusted friend. You picked them up and brought them home. You put them in their coop and showed them around. The next day you get eggs! Yay! You get eggs the day after that. YAY, fresh eggs! Then, on the 4th da...
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Introducing New Chickens to Your Existing Flock Part 2
In my last post I covered how to introduce chicks to your existing flock. I think this is by far the best method for expanding your flock. But let's say you are a backyard chicken enthusiast and you happen to stumble into a free chicken giveaway from a trus...
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Introducing New Chickens to Your Existing Flock Part 1
Japanese Bantam hen with chicks So, you want to expand your flock with minimal work and hassle. You don't really have time for brooding new chicks and you want your existing flock of chickens to accept your new chicks without bloodshed. Well, here's the bes...
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Roosting Above the Mud
Lots of rain today and severe weather predicted all week. Mud is everywhere. What's a little hen to do? You know how she doesn't like to step in the mud. She is a princess afterall. She's laying lots of eggs for you now, so show her a little favor in return...
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Map Your Urban Flock!
There are more of us than you think. This site has a Google map of all the urban flocks across the world.  Let's get Columbus, Ohio on the map. Map Your Flock on Google
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9 UsesFor All Those Extra Eggs!
Those of you with laying hens are probably seeing the springtime explosion of eggs. Well, it is Spring, the welcoming of the new, the days are longer, the nights are shorter, and the girls are eager to be out and about, foraging for worms and grassy shoots....
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