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Misty Newcomb

Misty Newcomb

Misty Newcomb is a wife, mother, gardener, and small-scale chicken farmer interested in using natural foods to build a healthy, connected family and community. She has a full-time professional career off the farm and enjoys figuring out how to efficiently feed her family like it’s 1899 while living a modern, balanced lifestyle. She’s also a die-hard NBA and NCAA basketball fan and amateur fermenter. You can find the chronicles of her farming journey on Instagram @newcombfarm.

Recent Posts

Video: How to Start Chicks in the Fall

Homesteading

Video: How to Start Chicks in the Fall

Everybody loves a spring chicken, but at the Newcomb Farm, we start ours in the fall to get more productivity out of our egg-laying chickens using their natural egg-laying patterns. Most chicks won’t start laying eggs until 18 to 20 weeks. That means they are pretty much just farm freeloaders for...
Misty Newcomb Nov 3, 2022
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Video: How to Grow Garlic

Gardening

Video: How to Grow Garlic

The falling temperatures and falling leaves are signaling that soon the green in our gardens will turn brown as life moves into its annual winter dormancy. There’s a handful of plants that can survive—and even thrive—in the harshness of winter. One of those plants is garlic. Typically planted in the...
Misty Newcomb Sep 22, 2022
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Video: How to Make Jelly

Cooking Techniques

Video: How to Make Jelly

There are a lot of great recipes out there for jams and jellies. Traditional jams use a lot of sugar, but can easily be preserved with a water bath canning method instead of using a pressure cooker. If you’re wanting to easily preserve jam with less sugar, freezer jam recipes can be used to...
Misty Newcomb Aug 18, 2022
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Video: How to Plant a Fall Garden

Gardening

Video: How to Plant a Fall Garden

In these hot days of summer, right as your summer harvest is probably beginning to peak, it might seem strange to start thinking about a fall garden. But the truth is, this is exactly the right time to start planning–and even planting–your fall garden. Depending on how much time your fall plants...
Misty Newcomb Jul 28, 2022
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