About

Hi, I’m Kathy.  Thanks for visiting Beyond the Chicken Coop!  I am an elementary school principal and have three kids; ages 16, 15, and 15.  Yep…..we have twin boys and one girl.  My husband and I live in the country on our own little farm.  We have chickens, pigs, bunnies, and dogs.  We try to live off the land and create most of our food from scratch although this is a challenge in our busy lives.  Every year we try to add a bit more of what we can do ourselves.  This year, I’ve challenged myself to make all our bread:  Sandwich bread, hamburger buns, hotdog buns, bread sticks, dinner rolls, bagels….

This blog hosts musings about what we do….please take a look around.  Be sure to come back and visit to see what else is happening at Beyond the Chicken Coop! 

 

 

16 Comments

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    Phyllis Ponack
    January 22, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Kathy
    Long time no see 🙂 I just had to let you know I love your web page and the recipes are awesome.

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      Kathy
      January 23, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Thanks so much, Phyllis. It’s great to hear from you!

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    Carol Wriight
    August 2, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Hi Kathy, have been hearing about your blog from Peggy and Emily for a while and decided it was time to look around and join. I don’t know how you accomplish so much. You a one busy woman. Was looking for your frittata recipe but didn’t find it. I will stay tuned.

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      Kathy
      August 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Carol! So glad you’ve stopped by. The mini frittatas will be posted tomorrow! Now you can make these for your next marathon!

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    Emily MYERS
    August 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Hi Kathy,
    I’m putting together a piece for Red Tricycle, a US family events and resources guide, about healthy Halloween snacks and came across your wonderful posts at Beyond the Chicken Coop. Can you let me know if you’d be happy for me to use a photo and link to your post for Halloween Hotdog Mummies. https://www.beyondthechickencoop.com/halloween-hot-dog-mummies/

    Thanks so much,
    Emily

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      Kathy
      August 19, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Hi Emily,
      Thank you so much for asking! I would love to have you share my my photo and a link back to the recipe!
      Kathy 🙂

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    October 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Kathy,
    This is ‘Fran’ here again from G’day Souffle’. I really like the design of your blog and I am thinking about changing my design a bit. I see that you use Mediavine for your blog design- is that correct? If you prefer to answer this question privately, let me know and I’ll send you my email address. Thanks so much!

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      Kathy
      October 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Fran,
      Thanks so much! I just changed my design this summer and I’m so glad you love it! Mediavine is an ad agency – which is fabulous! My theme for the blog is Sprout and Spoon! If you want more information about it, just let me know.
      Kathy

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        Fran @ G'day Souffle'
        November 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm

        Thanks Kathy, I hope you don’t mind but I also am now using the Sprout and Spoon theme (except mine is configured a little differently). My old theme was just not working any more and I was eager to find a new one- the designer at Mediavine was very good to work with with!

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          Kathy
          November 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm

          I can’t wait to check out your new site!

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    Leana Nitcy
    October 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Kathy, I was so surprised to see your face when I brought up your Cranberry Apple bread on Pinterest! I have a lot of apples and was wanting to get some breads in the freezer for Christmas gifts. I made my first batch today and it was delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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      Kathy
      October 22, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks, Leana! I’ve always loved to bake and cook and this blog just has evolved! Glad you love the bread! 🙂

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    Julia Wooster
    February 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Hi, found your website today and tried the zucchini pancakes. I used Monterey Jack cheese as that was what I had and they were awesome!!! We had leftover homemade salsa so we used that for dipping. Will be saving this recipe to make again. Thank you!

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      Kathy
      February 12, 2018 at 4:46 am

      These would be great with just about any kind of cheese! Thanks for letting me know how much you loved them! They are one of our favorites too!

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    Dennis Clark
    March 30, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Good Day Kathy. I am contemplating making a batch of your sauerkraut in my 3 gallon crock. I am confused by the quantity of cabbage which is indicated as in the recipe: (1 pounds Whole Cabbage 2-3.) I don’t want to make assumptions on the quantity of cabbage as the salt to cabbage ratio may well be off and the cabbage will not ferment properly or it will be so salty that I need to drink a six-pack of beer to satiate my thirst. On 2nd thought, never mind! Just kidding. I am confused about the quantity of cabbage. But then the Mrs. said I am always confused. Thank you for any help you can provide. Dennis

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      Kathy
      March 30, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Oh my goodness! That is confusing. I have adjusted the recipe to read 2-3 pounds of cabbage. Good luck making the kraut! 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!
      Kathy

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