Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thoughts on Chicken Housing

Currently all of our ladies are housed in a beautiful chicken tractor built by my husband and painted my favorite color:   This chicken tractor is a vast improvement over our first coop. Eight years ago our first batch of … Continue reading

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Interesting Article on Farm Study: A Simple Fix to Farming

A Simple Fix to Farming – written by Mark Bittman, New York Times

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New eggs and a fart egg (no joke)

Currently we have two batches of chickens, the “old girls” are roughly three years old and are laying sporadically; maybe two eggs per day. The “little girls” are new as of May 2012 and we have been eagerly anticipating their … Continue reading

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Garlic planting

This past weekend I taught a garlic planting workshop at a community garden. Thought I would share some of this info in the blog. (Funny how much I learned – even though I have been growing garlic for some time!) … Continue reading

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Cobbing

Last winter I read A Hand Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage, written by Ianto Evans, Linda Smiley and Michael G. Smith . I was smitten. Check out these pictures of cob homes that … Continue reading

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The lay of the land

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It’s pretty flat – this .36 acre urban lot. Nothing in the way of the berms or swales that permaculture folks talk about. When we (my husband and I) bought the home-place three years ago, it was a weedy, kentucky … Continue reading

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