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Our long weekend ft. Ursa Major, Golabki and Japanese Beetles.

Our long weekend ft. Ursa Major, Golabki and Japanese Beetles.

During a long weekend in northern Michigan,we experienced the Ursula Major, fantastic Polish fare and some Japanese beetles. Not necessarily in that order.

On Sundays and the cons of raising chickens

On Sundays and the cons of raising chickens

Yesterday, the door to our chickens’ run fell off its hinges. This reminded me that I promised a list of cons to contrast my previous list of pros.

Learn how to care for baby chicks

Learn how to care for baby chicks

I mentioned in my why you absolutely need chickens in your life post that I’d do a future post listing the potential cons of raising chickens.  I will – I promise – but first, I need to introduce you to our newest batch of baby […]

10 reasons why you absolutely need chickens in your life

10 reasons why you absolutely need chickens in your life

Almost 15 years ago, we built our little house in the country.  We were DINKs with grandiose plans to create a charming homestead, and we’d start with our own flock of chickens.  We’d do this, we decided, just as soon as we’d had our first child. […]

How organic is your organic milk?

How organic is your organic milk?

I’m not a hard-core organic consumer.  Like many, because going all organic can be cost-prohibitive, I pick and choose.  I concentrate on the most important foods (aka the dirty dozen), like apples, strawberries and spinach.  I try to eat mainly whole foods, but sometimes a […]