Chicken Keeping for Beginners

Chicken Keeping for Beginners

Keeping backyard chickens is a wonderful experience. Chickens are sweet and low maintenance, with a few caveats which I’ll share below. I absolutely adore our chickens. They are my sweet girls. They are beautiful, and of the four that we have had since May, three of them are great egg-layers. And while most of the…

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in the garden // late july

Late July brings bounty & beauty to our garden. These are my favorite photographs from the garden yet. I could just sit and stare at them all day. They capture the plant life out there so beautifully. What I didn’t capture is the animal life! It’s constantly buzzing back there. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other…

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Our Wood-burning Stove

This month, we completed the installation of our new wood-burning stove. This is one of our first, and most important, steps toward sustainable living. Wood-burning stoves are one of the most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly ways to heat the home. Wood burners outperform both solar panels and ground source heat pumps. The type of stove…