The Beginning of Chickens and Compost

This is an online community for anyone interested in chickens, compost, gardening, and bees!

Caroline Broderick is the woman behind Chickens and Compost. Her desire is to educate those that want to know a little more about sustainable living. 

First, meet Caroline!

She’s a native of Great Britain, citizen of the United States, and resides in the Texas Hill Country.

Because she’s had a wide array of size of lands…

Postage sized to 5 acres.

… She has made a number of decisions that she probably wouldn’t make again. That’s why she created this online platform…

To make sure you don’t make those bad decisions.

What To Expect

This blog will be updated at least once a week with the newest information, funny stories, and the next adventure. You can expect anything natural, sustainable, and living. That includes xeriscape landscapingchickenscomposting, eggs, gardeningvegetableswildlife, etc.

In Spring 2019, we will be sharing our experience in raising honey bees when we get our first hive.

Chickens and Compost is a system of best practices for literally anyone to implement. Keeping things easy and simple could be our mantra. We believe in working with nature and not against it.



Honey Harvest

Last weekend, we had our VERY FIRST HONEY HARVEST. Seeing and tasting the results of my girls’ labors was a joy in itself. My youngest daughter, Rachel, was home for the weekend, and I pressed

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HYDRO means water, PONOS means labor I talked about wanting to ‘have a go at hydroponics’ back in the Fall & we got going this spring! To be truthful, Stuart has been doing most of

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Honey – Raw & Local

I’ve have had recent conversations with several friends asking about what’s the best honey to buy. So here’s my quick primer on what to look for when you go to buy honey. Stuart and I

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Honeybees Recycling Wax

Just a short blog to show you how incredible Honeybees are at recycling. I told you about having to remove a couple of old frames of wax from my Texan bees after their pesticide poisoning

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Make Every Day EARTH DAY

I CHALLENGE YOU TO ELIMINATE PESTICIDES FROM YOUR GARDEN! With Earth Day today, Stuart and I were pretty devastated to find piles of dead bees outside one of my hives last week! This was a

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“I don't know it all, and I've certainly made plenty of mistakes over the years... BUT I learn and rarely make the same mistake twice!”