janet@ouroneacrefarm.com

About janet@ouroneacrefarm.com

My name is Janet Pesaturo. I'm a homebody. It's not that I don't enjoy travel every now and then, but I love our little One Acre Farm, our chickens and vegetable garden, our mini orchard of apples, pears, grapes, blueberries, and hazelnuts, the native trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants we've planted around the yard, and the wild elderberries, black berries, and autumn berries dotting the field edges and roadsides of the beautiful town of Bolton, Massachusetts.

12 Native Plants for Food and Medicine

Native plants for food and medicine

Garden with these native plants for food and medicine, to provide for both humans and wildlife alike. Edibility, medicinal uses, and wildlife value are summarized for each plant. Great for a permaculture garden!

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Spiced Beet Ice Cream

Spiced beet ice cream

Spiced beet ice cream marries the earthy flavor of beets with the sweet and spicy tones of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, to make a uniquely delicious treat. Perfect when beets are in season, and the hens are laying plenty of eggs.

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Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run

Predator proofing your chicken coop

These tips for predator proofing your chicken coop and run keep your birds safe while you sleep easily. It’s an investment initially, but in the long run saves you time, chickens, and grief, and possibly money.

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Poultry Predator Identification: A Guide to Tracks and Sign

Poultry Predator Identification

Here’s a guide to poultry predator identification that covers tracks, scat, feeding sign, and other behavior, to help you identify threats to your chickens and other livestock. This is largely based on my own experience tracking and camera trapping, and designed to educate and inspire responsible livestock protection that will allow coexistence with predators.

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Humane, Sustainable Chicken Farming: A New Tool for Newbies

Sustainable chicken farming

A new tool for helping people learn about sustainable chicken farming. Take the farm out of the factory with the help of the film Permaculture Chickens.

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Guide to Designing the Perfect Chicken Coop

Designing the perfect chicken coop

Everything you need to know about site, size, roosts, nest boxes, windows, electricity, and much more, in this guide to designing the perfect chicken coop. Learn from our mistakes and create the best coop for your needs.

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Foraging for Spicebush and Spicebush Ice Cream Recipe

Foraging for spicebush and spicebush ice cream recipe

Identification, traditional uses, and an excellent spicebush ice cream recipe are featured in this introduction to foraging for spicebush, Lindera benzoin.

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Porcupine Tracks and Sign

Porcupine tracks and sign

Learn to recognize porcupine tracks and sign, including a variety of feeding signs, dens, and scat of this large, prickly,herbivorous rodent.

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4 Wild Winter Teas and a Chocolate Drink

Wild winter teas

Make wild winter teas with birch twigs, white spruce needles, white pine needles, and spicebush twigs! All offer health benefits, great flavor, or both. Also, try a wild wintergreen chocolate drink. No need to stop foraging in winter!

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