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  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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A Fresh Start

I feel like I’m waking up from a fog. Everyone is healthy and we were never in any serious danger, but I’d be lying if I said the last month of my pregnancy was easy.  All I could really focus … 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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Food Waste Friday – A Solution

Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country … 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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{ this moment }

A single moment, no words, thank you SouleMama

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New Arrivals

After about an hour and a half of driving and a little last minute setup, the little ladies have finally arrived: Four Buff Rocks, in all their yellowy cuteness… The first picture is a top-down of my chick brooder setup.  … Continue reading

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