January 25, 2022

My Growing Flock of Chickens

I have some new feathered friends here at my Bedford, New York farm.

I’ve been raising chickens for many years. Not only do I love keeping them for their fresh, delicious eggs, but I also enjoy learning about the different breeds and varieties. As part of good animal husbandry practices, and in order to maintain strong egg laying production, it’s very important to regenerate the chicken population from time to time. Not long ago, I attended the 2022 Northeastern Poultry Congress, a large poultry show held every year in Springfield, Massachusetts. While there, I purchased 18 chickens including Golden Speckled Hamburgs, Old English Game hens, Blue Laced Wyandottes, a Buff Cochin, and four Buff Silkie Bantam chicks. I also brought home 46 Silkie eggs, which will soon hatch right here at the farm. All these birds will be great additions to my flock.

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January 24, 2022

The 2022 Northeastern Poultry Congress in Springfield, Massachusetts

If you're interested in raising chickens or just love learning about all the breeds, find a poultry show near you!

Earlier this month, I attended the 2022 Northeastern Poultry Congress in Springfield, Massachusetts - a poultry show held every year at the Eastern States Exposition Center. The event features more than 2500 birds, including large fowl, waterfowl, turkeys, pigeons, Guineas, and of course, a variety of wonderful breed chickens. Various breeds of poultry are exhibited and judged for ribbons and prizes. There are also informative seminars offered on different topics, and an area for vendors of good, nutritious feed and other supplies. It’s a great way to see some of these fascinating birds and to build relationships with knowledgeable, passionate breeders.

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January 22, 2022

My Trip to the Dominican Republic

Here in the Northeast, it's bitter cold. Temperatures are expected to hit 30-degrees Fahrenheit at my Bedford, New York farm today - very different from the weather on the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic, where I recently spent a glorious week with friends.

If you follow me on Instagram @MarthaStewart48, you may remember my trip to the Dominican Republic over the holidays. Most of our time was spent in La Romana, at the beautiful resort complex of Casa de Campo, about 70-miles from the historic city of Santo Domingo. We went fishing, enjoyed delicious meals, and relaxed on the most pristine beaches. We also visited the village of Altos de Chavon, home to the Altos de Chavon Cultural Center Foundation, a non-profit educational and cultural entity dedicated to maintaining an arts community within the Dominican Republic. It was a fantastic trip with perfect weather every day.

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