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 // mid-august

This past month, the garden has provided us with bounty after bounty. We’ve spent hours in the sun caring and tending. We’ve spent beautiful evenings gathering & harvesting. We eat dinner from the garden at least five days each week and many lunches, too. On top of the bounty, there is the beauty. We’ve spent…

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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…

in the garden // early summer

Here are a few shots from around the garden. These are only a week old and everything has changed so much already. The only thing that grows more quickly than my children is my garden! We’ve had several delicious harvests thus far — beats, spinach, sugar snap peas, golden cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and cucumber.…

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Our Gardens in June

It’s been nearly a month since my last garden post, so it’s time for an update and some progress shots. We had a big spinach harvest two weeks ago and a big romaine harvest last week. Both were delicious. It’s quickly become obvious that if we ever intend to be “food” self-sufficient, even just for…