Archive for October, 2015

Chicken Song: It’s the most wonderful time of the year October 30, 2015 1 Comment

Chicken Song by Laree and Sam (to be sung to the tune of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”) It’s the most wonderful time, of the year! With the roosters out crowing, The chicks do the mowing, Pumpkins are near, It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the scratch-scratchiest season of […]

Olive Picking, for the Chickens October 25, 2015 3 Comments

In my neighborhood, olive trees are a pretty common landscaping tree. They’re in many parks and backyards, dropping olives, staining sidewalks and shoes, and making a general mess.  Olive picking sounds like fun, but you don’t know pain until you’ve sprained an ankle on a slimy olive pit, slid down the sidewalk, and been dumped unceremoniously […]

4 Ways My Chickens Do Yardwork October 23, 2015 2 Comments

I feel blessed to have a small chunk of this earth to call my own. I really do want to make the best of it. Yet, my efforts to create the attractive and productive outdoor space that I imagine have been woefully inadequate.  While I dream of harvesting homegrown crops to feed my family the way […]

DIY No-Waste feeder! October 5, 2015 41 Comments

I have an embarrassingly large number of chickens who eat quite a bit of food. (Let’s not get into actual numbers of birds I may or may not have, because then the chicken math I keep in my head starts to break down.) So when my friend Judi showed me her DIY No-Waste feeder, I had to make one, too! […]

Embarrassed by my chickens October 2, 2015 4 Comments

I’m embarrassed by my chickens–yup! I won’t show you any pictures of them right now because I’m too mortified by the way they look.  It’s a shame, too, because there would otherwise be some cool photo opportunities. For instance, I have a mama hen and a bunch of baby chicks that we are raising outside a […]