Category Archives: Chickens

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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Building Community

This past Saturday, my husband and a neighbor brewed the beer for our yearly neighborhood block party.  Brew from two neighbors, BBQ from another, and raffles from local businesses – it’s definitely a local affair.  We invited anyone from the … Continue reading

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GROW! Film Review

Last night a few of us went to a screening of GROW! at a local synagogue.  The film follows the stories of a group of young farmers all over Georgia, starting a new generation of passion for growing food and … Continue reading

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Saturday Links

It was a good week but busy overall, lots of working and lots of garden time.  It’s really getting in full swing around here.  I also moved our baby chicks outside – they’re about 4 weeks old now and the … Continue reading

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Independence Days Challenge 2012 – Week 2

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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