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Freelance Work

Contributing Writer/Technical Editor

Technical Editor for Living with Chickens by Jay Rossier (Lyons Press)
Contributing Writer for Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs by Signe Langford (Douglas & McIntyre)
Technical Editor for Healing Montana Sky by best-selling author Debra Holland (Montlake Romance)

Print Articles

Acreage Life Magazine
Cappers Farmer
Chickens Magazine
Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Farmers Almanac
Grit magazine
HGTV Magazine
Hobby Farm Home Magazine
Hobby Farms Magazine
Hobby Farms Ducks Magazine
Hobby Farms Presents DIY Projects
Molly Green Magazine
Mother Earth News Magazine
Old Farmers Almanac
Pip Magazine/Australian Permaculture
Tractor Supply Out Here Magazine
Urban Farm Magazine
Your Chickens Magazine

Columnist for Chickens Magazine

Flock Talk, 2017-2019

*Partial List of Published Articles

Protecting Chickens from Predators, Old Farmers Almanac, June 2020
How to Build a Chicken Run, Old Farmers Almanac, May 2020
Are Fresh Eggs Really Better? Acreage Life Magazine, Feb 2018
Natural Weed Control, Hobby Farms Magazine, July/Aug 2018
Chicken Coop Design Considerations, Old Farmers Almanac May 2018
Raising Ducks for Eggs, Old Farmers Almanac, April 2018
The Best Chicken Breeds for your Backyard, Old Farmers Almanac, April 2018
8 Great Soil Amendments, Hobby Farms Magazine, March/April 2018
Run Defense, Chickens Magazine, Jan/Feb 2018
DIY Cranberry Nut Scratch Wreath, Backyard Poultry Magazine, Dec 2017/Jan 2018
How Well Do you Know your Grocery Store, HGTV Magazine, October 2017
Watermelon Soup with Mint:Cooling Treat, Backyard Poultry Magazine, June/July 2017
No Spring Chicken: Case for Keeping Older Hens, Countryside Small Stock Journal May/June 2017
Composting to a Tea, Chickens Magazine, May/June 2017
Raise a Basket Full of Colored Chicken Eggs, Backyard Poultry magazine, April/May 2017
Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar, Backyard Poultry magazine, April/May 2017
Keep your own Hens for a Supply of Fresh Eggs Every Day, Independence Monthly, April 2017
Clucks to Quacks, Chickens Magazine, March/April 2017
Looking for Natural Remedies, Natural Chicken Keeping from Hobby Farms, January 2017
Over-the-Top Coops Chicken Coops & Playgrounds from Hobby Farms, January 2017
Children & Chickens: What Backyard Chickens Can Teach Kids, January 2017
Cracking the Code on Supermarket Eggs, Farmers Almanac, November 2016
The Chicken or The Egg, Farmers' Almanac, August 2016
Do Farm Fresh Eggs Require Refrigeration? Mother Earth News, Aug/Sept 2016
Peppermint for Thicker Eggshells, Backyard Poultry Magazine, August/September 2016
Ginger, for Overall Better Health, Backyard Poultry Magazine, June/July 2016
Oregano, for Stronger Immune Systems In Poultry, Backyard Poultry Magazine, April/May 2016
Lavender, for a Stress-Free Coop, Backyard Poultry Magazine, February/March 2016
Lay, Lady, Lay, Chickens Magazine, July/August 2016
Natural Pest Control in the Garden,  Molly Green Magazine, March 2016
Herbs for Birds, Best of Chickens from Hobby Farms, March 2016
Winter Feed Supplements, Backyard Poultry Magazine, December 2105/January 2016
Looking for Natural Remedies, Chickens Magazine, January/February 2016
Feed for Molting Season, Backyard Poultry Magazine, October/November 2015
Feed for Orange Yolks, Backyard Poultry Magazine, August/September 2015
Satisfying Supplements, Backyard Poultry Magazine, June/July 2015
Herbs Especially for Layers, Backyard Poultry Magazine, April/May 2015
Ring around the Coop, Hobby Farms Magazine, Mar/Apr 2015
Hens have a Swinging Good Time, Countryside & Small Stock Journal, Mar/Apr 2015
Breakfast of Champion Layers, Backyard Poultry Magazine, February/March 2015
How to Make a Chicken Swing, Backyard Poultry Magazine, February/March 2015
Alternative Egg Money, Chickens Magazine, January/February 2014
Lavender Vanilla Coop Refresh Spray, Chickens Magazine, November/December 2014
How to Hatch Duck Eggs in an Incubator, Hobby Farms Presents DIY Projects, Fall 2014
Eggshells vs. Oyster shell, Backyard Poultry Magazine, Aug/Sept 2014
Keep Your Cool, Chickens Magazine, July/August 2014
Herbs for Birds, Chickens Magazine, May/June 2014
Orange Peel Coop Cleaner Recipe (excerpted from my book) Urban Farm magazine, Mar/Apr 2014
How to Hatch, Hobby Farms Ducks, 2nd edition, January 2014
Brooding the Babies, Hobby Farms Ducks, 2nd edition, January 2014
Egg-Cellent,  Hobby Farms Ducks, 2nd edition, January 2014
Chick Gifts, Make Your Girls a Much Needed Treat This Winter, Capper's Farmer, Winter 2013
Make Way for Winter, Chickens Magazine, November/December 2013
Chicken Pot Pie with Herbed Crust, Fall for Comfort Food, Capper's Farmer, Fall 2013
Farm Fresh: Storing and Handling Eggs, Tractor Supply Out Here Magazine Summer 2013
Gardening with Chickens, NZ Lifestyle Block Magazine, How to Care for Your Poultry, Nov 2012


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Golden Trowel Award, Top 50 Gardening Blogs of 2016
Top 25 Chicken Keeping Blogger, peer ranking
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