Chickens and Compost Blog


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 really strong hive and we were planning on giving these girls more room to stop

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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 is the best thing you can do to maximize effort and minimize costs & can

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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 here in 2006 there have been several areas of the backyard that I’ve not really

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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 Hill or Mound Culture – a way of growing veggies or plants in a vertical

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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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