How I Was Able to Capture the Chicken’s Turbocharged Compost

This year I am trying to grow food in the winter months. This seems like a critical step in converting my garden into a homestead. I’ve always had winter blooming plants like witch hazel, camellia, stinking hellebore and early bulbs like crocus.  But winter food growing is not something I’ve really tried much. Other than …

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Sad day on my burgeoning homestead, but some hope, too

Before I left for our family vacation I noticed that I had a barred rock chicken who was illin’.  Because I was so focused on my garden eRATication efforts, I didn’t have the time to give my full attention to my sick chick, Batgirl. I thought she might be egg bound. And I actually gave …

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