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The white of winter gives way to the bright greens of new grass and the delightful yellow of the dandelions that sprout up and speckle the landscape. Our land is once again ready to grow and nurture so many things. Those cheerful dandelions are our very first crop at my house. Dandelions are such an underutilized […]Read more »
Road trip! A car, snacks, friends and an awesome destination in mind. That is how my adventure to the Mother Earth News Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin, began. I have to tell you, it was an amazing experience. In fact, I think the term “Fair” does not do the event justice at all. It is […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My!I had a neighbor come over and see vanilla tree car fresheners hanging in my coop. “I don’t think your car fresheners are really going to help with your chickens and it really doesn’t smell a lot in here anyway,” she said. Well, first of all I try really […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest If you are a gardener like me, your mailbox is beginning to fill with mail order catalogs. Each year, in addition to the perennial gardens, and the fruits and vegetables that we grow, we always plant things just for the chickens. A chicken garden does not need to be fancy nor […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Imagine that you live in a small one room apartment without indoor plumbing. Living with you are your closest friends. You dine together in this space. You sleep in this space. You go to the bathroom, when necessary, in this space.It’s not the prettiest of mental pictures, is it? Yet, I’ve just […]Read more »