Category Archives: Farming

Raising Pastured Chickens for Meat: Part 3 (Harvest)

*** WARNING – THIS POST INCLUDES GRAPHIC  IMAGES OF BLOOD AND DEPICTIONS OF ANIMAL SLAUGHTER *** It’s 12.5 weeks after we brought our tiny balls of fluff home from the hatchery, our freezer is now stocked with a year’s supply … Continue reading

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Raising Pastured Chickens for Meat: Part 2

In part one of this blog series we discussed some of the reasons we raise our own meat, how much it costs, bringing home your new chicks and setting up their brooder. Part two will discuss keeping the birds on … Continue reading

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Native Pollinators: Build a tiny house with a big impact

Save the Bees! And wasps and hoverflies and ladybugs and butterflies….. There’s a lot of attention to bees in the media lately: hive collapse, mass deaths due to improper pesticide use, the list goes on. But much of the “Save … Continue reading

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Planting Garlic – A Fall Favorite

Leaves are turning golden, days are bright yet shorter, and it’s time for one of my favorite chores in the garden: PLANTING GARLIC! I have blogged my ‘how to’s a few times on this blog and have several links to … Continue reading

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