Pot Pourri

Pot Pourri

A warm January day Winter Recovery The past three months have been quiet on the farm. I suppose that is part of the purpose of Winter – to restore us and give us rest and ready us for the coming season of growth and activity and new life. The first seed catalog...
Chicken Odds and Ends (Plus, a Binding Promise)

Chicken Odds and Ends (Plus, a Binding Promise)

Odds While on vacation this summer, my sweet niece who was house-sitting, had to deal with our first chicken death. She called to tell us that Daisy, our California White Leghorn was bloody. I told her not to worry because that happened to her a lot and she’s...
Chicken Love

Chicken Love

Surprises A few things I did not know or expect about chickens: * They are garbage disposals. I have a perpetual “Chicken Scrap” bowl on my kitchen counter and into it goes everything: apple cores, carrot shavings, banana peels, meat scraps, pasta, etc....
The Hen House

The Hen House

Our plan has always been to get chickens, but knowing nothing, we spent the winter months carefully researching and planning. There seemed so much to know that it often felt overwhelming, but I kept telling myself that people all over the world keep chickens (and have...
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