Archive for January, 2015

The Snotty Little Red Hen January 30, 2015 9 Comments

When I was a kid, I loved all my “Little Golden Books.” I had a lot of Disney—and a lot of folk and fairy tales. One of my favorites was “The Little Red Hen.” Remember that one?   In the story, a Little Red Hen finds some grain which she plants, harvests, mills, and so […]

Burns Night Scotch Eggs January 23, 2015 No Comments

Burns Night will be here soon–and we always celebrate at our house. Traditionally, you’d serve haggis at a Burns Supper… however, in the US you just can’t get real haggis (it’s an issue that some hilariously attribute to the obesity epidemic in the US. Instead, we serve one of my favorite stand-bys: Scotch Eggs. We have […]

5 top plants to grow when you keep pet chickens January 16, 2015 1 Comment

It’s seed catalog time! If you garden, you’re probably already being tempted by all the things you can order… but you have to do extra thinking when deciding what plants to grow when you keep pet chickens. There are some good steps to take to combine chickens and gardening–you definitely want to think ahead. Chickens want to […]

3 simple cold weather treats for your flock January 9, 2015 4 Comments

When it’s cold outside, we stay huddled up by the fire. We have hot cocoa, or maybe a splash of Irish cream in the coffee. For dinner, we make a spicy pot of chili, or sometimes a delicious curry. But our chickens? They aren’t able to cook up their own treats (since I haven’t equipped the coop […]

Top 10 Hottest Chicken Trends of Spring 2015 January 2, 2015 17 Comments

Are you a watcher of chicken trends? Okay, maybe not. There aren’t many people who do that… but I’m one of the few. (Sometimes it does feel as if I’m a paparazzo hovering around the red carpet, just waiting to see which birds will go into the premier—the premier being, in this case, the New Year 2015.) […]