Archives for April 2015

Learning To Let Go: Gardening With Kids

Gardening with a three year old and a baby. Y’all. Help me. After a long period of rainy weather, things finally dried up enough for us to start getting the garden in the ground. And so I cheerfully and optimistically hauled the kiddos and some seeds out to our garden plot and proceeded to participate […]

Freedom Ranger vs Cornish Cross {Broiler Chicken Comparison}

There is a lot of debate in the land of “raise your own chickens” over which breed of chicken is best. It seems to generally come to down a Cornish Cross type of ultra fast growing breed, or a “ranger” line (Freedom, Red, Black, I’m sure there are more) that grows slightly slower but still […]

Homegrown Chicken Costs {Cornish Cross Style}

The day after Christmas, post “great flu incident of 2014,” we processed 50 Cornish Cross chickens to stock our freezer for the upcoming year. Unlike our first year raising chickens for meat (Freedom Rangers in 2013), I actually tracked our costs this time around. Say what? High fives self and eats chocolate chips as reward. […]

Fridays on the Farm! 4.10.15

As a blogger it’s always a good idea to write posts that can be shared far and wide and contain content that is always relevant. Think: “7 ways to replace aluminum foil in your kitchen,” for example. Doesn’t matter when it was written, someone can open that sucker up and get a few ideas. Useful […]

Zero Waste Baby Steps: Month 3

Writing a monthly overview of my zero wasting has me a little twitchy because it drives home how quickly time is flying. Absolutely flying, I tell you.  For my “month three” zero waste summary I present to you, my trash bag for the month of March: That’s right my friends. I saved my trash from […]