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Each spring I always buy a couple of packets of different varieties of nasturtium seeds and plant them in containers around the chicken coop and yard, then eagerly await the flat, round, mottled foliage and vibrant blooms in beautiful shades of red, salmon, yellow orange. 

With dozens of varieties, there are more than enough to choose from to create a beautiful kaleidoscope of color with these fast-growing plants!

As more and more people, in both rural and urban areas, are starting to raise chickens, I get asked more and m...
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Next time you're craving the crunch of french fries, opt instead for these crispy apple fries with mint. They're so refreshing and a...
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I first had Bananas Foster as a newly wed living in Pensacola, Florida where my husband was stationed at the Navy base. We often drove over ...
So you want to make your own chicken layer feed? Trust me, you're not alone. I get requests for a homemade feed recipe all the time.  So...
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Most commercial cleaners contain all kinds of icky chemicals and ingredients that I wouldn't use in my home much less my chicken coop! F...
  Chickens need to take dust baths to keep their feathers shiny, clean and bug-free. A kiddie pool or large tub filled with dry dirt or sa...
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Flies are a nuisance and they carry disease. Of course you can't spray chemical insect sprays in and around your coop, so natural pest ...
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If you had asked me last summer what my go-to, refreshing meal was for a quick lunch or light supper, I would have said a traditional cap...
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So now that the three chickens you originally started with just to provide your family with enough eggs to eat has turned into 25 laying ...
It's been awhile since I've shared a peek inside my chicken coop and attached run, so I thought I would take you on a video ...
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Keep your backyard chickens happy and healthy with a diet chock full of fresh (or dried) herbs. All kinds of culinary herbs and ed...
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Homemade lemonade does take a bit of extra work, but it's SO worth it. Especially when you add the savory/sweetness of some fresh straw...
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Domestic backyard geese lay eggs just like chickens and ducks do. But goose eggs are larger, and more seasonal, which just makes...
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Carrying on a long-standing tradition that my husband's family started when he was a little boy, often in the summer when it's just ...