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Keeping Chickens

This time every year I’m  brought right back to basics.  Why? Because now is the time the bookings come flying in for me to give… 442 more words

Fiona Dillon

9 Lessons I have learned as a novice chicken keeper

I have now kept chickens for a year and 6 months. I currently have 4 and have had 6 in total. Through the last year I have learnt a few lessons which I intend to share in this post. 878 more words


Why Poultry? Why Geese?

As I have start down the road of small farmer and self reliant person, my backyard was quickly converted to make room for various birds.  Even a room inside the house is kept extra warm in the winter so that two lovebirds are content. 612 more words


Let's Get Back to Nature

Earlier this week I drove 20 miles south down WI 35, a roadway punctuated with greenery, gentle rolling hills, a few curves and some more rolling hills.   624 more words


Introducing Chicks to Your Flock

If you have an established flock of chickens, introducing them to your new chicks is a careful process.  Once your chicks are about six weeks old they are big enough to tolerate the environmental challenges of living outdoors, but they may still face a difficult time integrating with the much bigger, usually bad tempered, hens. 491 more words


Our year in photos

Over my 10+ years in Africa I have been gradually getting concerned about how we as Westerners model a lifestyle that is very consumerist.  If everyone watching us here lived a Western lifestyle, we would need multiple planets to provide the water, fuel, minerals, materials etc, yet we only have one earth!   1,155 more words

Preserving Food Without A Fridge/freezer


It started off as a normal morning. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, Casanova was making a racket in the garden. I was sipping my morning coffee when I heard a knock at the door. 642 more words