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Every Day an Easter Egg Hunt December 3, 2012 6 Comments

Daily Egg Hunt Recently I went out to pick the last of my string beans. There is nothing that beats the taste of fresh beans right off the vines. As I picked I noticed something under the plants that didn’t seem to be the color one would expect to see in the midst of a […]

Part 3: Raising worms to feed your chickens June 27, 2012 7 Comments

Part 3: Raising worms This is the third installment of my blog about raising worms as feed for your chickens. Part one can be viewed here and part two here. In this installment I’ll address harvesting the worms and feeding them to your chickens. Harvesting worms and castings There are several ways to harvest your worms. […]

Part 2: Raising worms to feed your chickens April 17, 2012 6 Comments

Part 2: Raising worms to feed your chickens This is the second installment of my post on raising worms to feed your chickens! Part 1 can be viewed here. When I build my beds, I start by laying in my bedding. Strips of newspaper, manure or peat moss makes very good bedding. Then I moisten […]

Two Silkie Moms March 14, 2012 22 Comments

Silkie hens want to be moms. That’s just about it for Silkie hens. They live for it. If they aren’t raising chicks, they are brooding eggs or thinking about raising chicks or brooding eggs. I have the feeling that they talk about it amongst themselves when we’re not around. So when my little White Silkie […]

Raising Worms for Feeding Your Chickens February 8, 2012 24 Comments

Some of my most cherished memories from childhood are from the years I lived on my grandparent’s 160 acre farm in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. My grandfather would plow his fields with a team of mules and I would plod along behind busting up dirt clods with my bare feet. We had chickens that […]