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As the snow begins to melt and the crocus start to push up through the earth, there’s no denying that Spring has finally come! It can be a very busy time of year as we rush to plant gardens, care for newly born animals and enjoy some extra outdoors time! But, spring is also an […]Read more »
The Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair returns to West Bend, Wisconsin July 09-10, 2016. For tickets and more information, click here. I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few Mother Earth News Fairs throughout the country. They are hands down one of the best ways and places where you can quickly learn from others, […]Read more »
Summer Vacations, just the words spark vivid memories in my mind. Hot days, cool nights, fireflies strobe lighting the scene as summer scented breezes dance around. Lazy days where nothing really has to be done, but to sit back and enjoy yourself and maybe a new experience here and there. Each summer, we try to […]Read more »
Chickens love to free-range, and many folks allow their chickens to roam freely around their yards, fields, and acreage to their heart’s content. Free-ranging a flock has plenty of benefits, including access to pasture and bugs, and helps to prevent issues that confined birds face. Sometimes, free-ranging flocks face issues that can be avoided. Here […]Read more »
Melissa Caughey Story and photos As the earth begins to thaw and the ice and snow melt away, we welcome spring with open arms. We have had a tough winter in the Northeast and plenty of chicken coops, including mine, needed a bit of a deep cleaning. I spent the past weekend cleaning things out […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Backyard chickens aren’t just a fad sweeping the USA – they’re a worldwide trend! Based on a desire to raise and grow your own food, a flock of backyard chickens brings you one step closer to self-sufficient living. – A lifestyle that appeals to folks at home and abroad. I recently had […]Read more »
by Paul Gardener Photos by author Chickens’ needs are few: food, water, shelter and ideally, a perch on which to roost. But folks raising chicks know the youngsters’ requirements are different. In addition to food and water, they need an adequate heat source and protection from drafts. Baby chicks grow fast, so you have to […]Read more »
by Kelli Simpson We had this coop made by an out-of-work cabinet maker. Fortunately, he had chickens too and knew something of their needs. The “custom” part of the coop is the living roof, which we planted with a seed mix called chicken salad! Although the coop is more than adequate for our flock of […]Read more »