Category Archives: Chickens

Still At It

Hello friends.  It’s been too long.  Things have been busy around here, for sure, but I’m happy to report that we’re still at it. The garden is mostly tapped out, but I still managed to harvest a ton of basil: … Continue reading

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Eggs!!!

  Finally!  I found eggs!! Seriously, my chickens are over seven months old, and these are the first eggs that I’ve found.  I wasn’t quite sure I was going to make it… 😉 I guess you ladies are moochers no … Continue reading

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Saturday Links

Happy Saturday!!  The weather’s certainly nice for working in the garden this weekend, but it’s so so wet! I’d love to amend beds, pull out finished plants and get ready for fall, but I’m afraid I’d drown in the process… … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free-Range Chicken Gardens

A few weeks ago, I won a copy of Jessi Bloom’s Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard over at the fantastic blog The Walden Effect, and I promised all of you a review.  Well, I finally … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fort Knox

You know, it’s rare to meet a person that just doesn’t like a good strawberry. Apparently, it’s also rare to meet a chicken, squirrel, chipmunk, crow, or other bird who doesn’t also like a good strawberry. This season I planted … Continue reading

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Saturday Links and Hooray, I Won!

Happy Saturday folks!  I got something in the mail today… Anna over at The Walden Effect has been running a few book giveaways lately, and I managed to win one!  If you’ve never read Anna and Mark’s blog before, I … Continue reading

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Independence Days Challenge 2012 – Week 12

Producing more food for my family and becoming generally more self-sufficient has been one of my long time goals now, so I was excited to see the Independence Days Challenge is back on Sharon Astyk’s excellent blog The Chatelaine’s Keys. … Continue reading

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Garden Update – April

I am currently on a journey to provide healthy, chemical free food for my family from our own land.  My goal is to provide over half of our fresh produce during the year – I’m nowhere near there yet, but … Continue reading

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Saturday Links and Menu Plan(ish)

Happy Saturday folks!  We’ve got a busy day ahead of us – the hub’s stepfather is retiring and we’re celebrating his long years of service to a local EMC.  I don’t have any time to put together a real menu … Continue reading

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FDA Required to Address Antibiotics on Factory Farms

Finally!  The U.S. court system is finally standing up for our health and for the well-being of the animals we raise.  Earlier this week, the federal court system decided that the Food and Drug Administration cannot continue to ignore the … Continue reading

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