Springtime is just around the corner. Now that we're in a more hospitable growing environment, I feel obligated to get a better garden growing. Of course, it is some work but the payoff, even for a small garden more than justifies the effort. It's always a good time to grow food. In times of crisis, … Continue reading Victory Gardens
Just an infomercial about how much I like my chickens. Feeding western barbarians like me since 500 B.C. Chickens clean up your yard, patrol garden areas and give us great eggs for virtually nothing per month. Most dogs can be trained to watch over a flock. Unfortunately, they don't always respect other flocks so keep … Continue reading Chickens
I've been lucky as a chicken owner for quite a few years. Very few have been stolen by predators, and we've had very little illness. Right now, with a dozen chickens both old and young, I get between three and six eggs per day with the occasional bonanza of eight. That is, if I can … Continue reading Backyard Chickens
This is the second one I have fished out in the last few weeks. I like having them around but these big ones eat too many eggs. She was relocated well away from the house and will hopefully stay away for a while.