We get quite a few questions about our chicken coop from time-to-time, so we thought we'd put together a post with some pictures of our chickens in their home environment. Choosing the location We thought long and hard about where we wanted our chickens on our property, and in what kind of place we wanted … Continue reading Backyard Garden Chicken Coop
The following are some principles that we've learned, pondered, and/or developed in the area of preparing for the unexpected - particularly for disasters or long emergencies. It's not a complete list and we're likely to update it as often as new principles begin to emerge in our thinking. Fear Not Fear leads people to make … Continue reading Our principles for emergency preparedness
When we moved into our house years ago, we had no idea that we had a root cellar. From our point of view, we had a wet, nasty closet area off our foundation that needed to be cleaned up and made to stop leaking. Needless to say, as we came to understand the value of … Continue reading Finishing the Root Cellar
A few days ago, we experienced our first dose of the reality of caring for small animals. It all started when one of our hens started exhibiting some strange behavior. The kids came in the house exclaiming "I think Risa's dying!". She had fallen off the roost in the coop and hadn't landed well. She … Continue reading Falling off the roost
Well, after nearly four months of waiting, our hens have begun to lay eggs! At the moment, 2 of 10 hens are laying eggs on a daily basis. We purchased them as 6-week old pullets and have been patiently waiting since then for the day when we could begin to collect eggs from the hen … Continue reading Eggs at Last!