“Greenhorns” Lose a Chicken

The Chronicles of a WannaBe Farmer but Never a Butcher Summer of 1998 (remembering the past)I’ve heard that “we live and [hopefully] learn,” but most often, as it seems to happen, we learn the hard way....more
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Shopping for Chicken Coop Materials

The Chronicles of a WannaBe Farmer but Never a Butcher!Sunday, March 3, 2013...more

Dreaming Chickens and Sustainable Living

The Chronicles of a WannaBe Farmer but Never a Butcher! Saturday, March 2, 2013 (Chronicles)For many weeks now, hubby and I have been discussing “chickens” and “sustainable living,” a long-time dream of ours. And we’ve at length discussed keeping green with our environment—a challenge, to say the least, because of where we live....more

Japanese Beetles

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Chicken Fence

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Lady Bren and the Peeps

     So tell me what thought came to mind when you read the title of this post.  Did you think that I was having an issue with the marshmallow Easter candy? ?  Or maybe you thought I started a jazz band.  Neither guess is even close!  There are actually six peeps in this story and while they are "musical" at times we are not touring any jazz clubs any time soon.  Merida, Sloane, Bambi, Monk, Spot and Carlotta are the 6 latest addition to our ever growing family and they're all chicks....more

The True Cost of (Meat) Sustainability

Let me get this out of the way: It is not cheaper to raise chickens for meat than it is to buy them in the grocery store.However, that is assuming you are buying regular-grade (as opposed to organic) meat, or that you are buying whole chickens and cutting them up. If you just buy parts (boneless, skinless breasts, for example), then you would probably save money by raising your own. Or like I said, if you pay a premium price for buying organic, or buying local farm-raised chicken, you will definitely see a cost savings....more
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Peep Prep: What to Expect When You're Expecting Chicks

Like any gardener knows, spring is a busy time. And, as any parent knows, spring is an insanely hectic time....more
me too, kind of. i'm glad a friend has chickens... we buy her eggs :)more

Excuse Me While I Balk: Raising Chickens Can’t Be Cool, Right?

 It seems having your own chicken coop and raising chickens for your family’s immediate egg-needs is the newest double-play in awesomeness. Not only are you a super-mom for providing a new pet-like animal into your child’s life, but you are also an eco-warrior for saving gas on those now non-existent grocery store trips for eggs....more

The Family That Butchers Chickens Together: Teaching My Sons About Food

Today, my family had the opportunity to participate in a class at a local farm. Venetucci Farm is about two miles from my house. They are offering a series of classes called “Living Close to Home,” that teaches people about living a more sustainable lifestyle. The first class was Chicken Butchering 101:...more
@PolidoriSausage Well, for the next few hours anyway. ;)more