Chickens and Compost Blog


Think Outside Your Garden!

More and more I’m seeing articles about the importance of pollinators in our gardens, for our crops and food supplies. A couple of weekends ago I was at the Guadalupe River State Park for their Pollinator Festival with the Mammam Family Public Library. We were talking to folks about native

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Pesticides Kill Pollinators!

Pesticides kill pollinators and they’re not good for the environment as a whole. I quite simply don’t use any toxic chemicals in my garden. This really started when my kids were little. We spent a lot of time in the garden, and I didn’t want to expose them to anything

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Spring is Sprung

Spring is sprung, the grass is rizI wonder where the birdies is..The bird is on the wing – that’s absurd –The wing is clearly on the bird! My grass is certainly riz! But it’s still full of wildflowers so the lawn mower stays firmly in the shed unless I really

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growing plants for free

Growing Plants for Free OR Nearly Free!

Gardening can be expensive… So anything that reduces that cost is a good thing. The best way to ‘grow’ my garden, in my opinion, is by doing growing plants for free or nearly free. In all of this, I recognize that there is an actual cost in just about anything

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A Compost Pile: It’s Not Stinky, But It Is A Precious Resource

A compost pile, in my personal opinion, is magical. You take kitchen scraps, weeds, clippings, and in my case chicken bedding/poop, then turn it into the most wonderful soil with a little care and attention. It’s the perfect solution to treading lightly with minimal effort. In this blog, I’m unveiling

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