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I am preparing to adopt 4 layers. We're naming them after the Golden Girls... Stay tuned.
Hello! You may have heard me bantering with Zach Foley as we've been discussing all things chickens this year! I love MOTHER EARTH NEWS and I love podcasts! I'm so fortunate to be able to blend these passions together! I grew up on a farm in rural Kansas. This farm was not that of a MEN-Head. We specialized in row crops and had a cow-calf operation. While I loved the cattle and my experience living from the land, I have always felt that there are more sustainable methods available. As an adult, I have spent many years experimenting with different aspects of a small self-sufficient homestead. It has been a trying and rewarding experience. I recently moved myself and daughter in with my best friend since kindergarten and her two kids. We are city folk now! My first goal as a city person is too make my block more country! With Lacey's blessing and the understanding that someday when I move on, she will inherit this modern farmstead I am creating... I decided to get chickens! I will do my best to share our chicken journeys with you!
In this post, I am going to tell you how I stumbled into Purina’s Feed Greatness Challenge through rigorous campaigning by a seven-year-old. Sometimes the smallest voices make the most sense. Our three remaining hens are laying at a rate of about an egg per day. I haven’t figured out yet if I have […]Read more »
Did you catch the foreshadowing in my last post? Rose had been renamed, Suzy. If you are at all familiar with the Community Chickens podcast then you know that, to us, Suzy may be a cursed name! I should have known better. I should have seen the signs. Two days before it really hit me that […]Read more »
It seemed fitting that after Zach and I wrapped up our final Community Chickens podcast episode that I name my new chickens after the Golden Girls! That was a suggestion of Zach’s on the show. You may have gotten a glimpse of my chicken coop in my previous post regarding Bruce. Here’s a […]Read more »
The Man: Meet Bruce. Bruce is a 4year old Lab/Pug mix. Bruce has a lot of energy, he’s super sweet, loves to play, is always down to cuddle, but doesn’t listen and has killed chickens before. Bruce uses his super speed to patrol all backyard activities. While he spares the neighborhood rabbits, his territory remains […]Read more »