Keeping Chickens

My Chickens Make My Compost

I have found composting to be a persistent challenge, and I have yet to successfully produce a pile of nicely composted material for my garden. Over the last 6 years I’ve tried the square bale method, the 4 cubic yard regularly turned on schedule approach, the enclosed 3-bay compost bin, and one of those plastic(…)

Meet My Egg Flock

Meet My Egg Flock

Philosophical Considerations Carol Deppe (in “Food in Uncertain Times”) argues that survival depends upon access to just 5 foods: corn, potatoes, beans, squash, and eggs. Of course she’s thinking of homegrown produce, both because in “uncertain times” we need to be able to provide for ourselves and because homegrown, organic food is considerably healthier than(…)