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.



What’s Blooming?

Today I want to show you what’s blooming in my garden. Everything I’ve shown here is a native plant/tree that’s grown naturally on my property. Not everything that’s blooming is big and showy. As you’ll

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Birds, Bees and Butterflies

While I’ve been busy getting the garden tidied up, I haven’t forgotten to spend some time just watching the Birds, Bees and Butterflies. One of my favorite times of the day is early morning on

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Gardening News

Feb 2020 update Want to show this photo of a patch of Oregano that I severely trimmed back in November. This is why herbs need regular & (sometimes) harsh trimming. Look at it now! I’ve

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Spring Gardening: Plan for Success

How many of you have been looking at seed catalogs and planning what you want to grow in your gardens this spring? Having a Grand Plan of what you want to do in your space

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Hugelkultur part 2

I think it’s fair to say that I have been very excited about what I’ve learned about Hugel Mounds and Permaculture over the last few weeks. It’s also fair to say that since I moved

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How often do you come across something useful, even when you didn’t know you needed it! I was wowed when an article on HUGELKULTUR popped up in my news feed! It’s a German word meaning

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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!”