Thanksgiving, giving thanks, gratitude, Eucharist, hakarat hatov.  Regardless of the words you use to recognize the good in our lives, the feeling that comes from acknowledging what we are grateful for can be life changing as we recognize blessings great and small with praise.  This Thanksgiving, I’m taking a moment to acknowledge the joy my chickens have… Continue reading Giving(Thanks)giving

Coop modifications (again, sigh)

It was this time last year that we began considering how to build the long anticipated coop.  While I had clippings and pins galore, actually deciding on specifics while maintaining some semblance of a budget, proved more difficult for me than I envisioned.  I’ve come to realize that I’m quite visual and plans on paper… Continue reading Coop modifications (again, sigh)

Autumn’s Changes for Chickens, Honey Bees and the Garden

Leaves spent, bees hunkered down for the cold weather and the garden operating on cold season mode with lettuces, kale, Swiss chard and cold tolerate herbs- parsley, sage, oregano, rosemary, and borage.  The overnight temperatures dancing around the freezing mark have brought the seasonal shift in earnest and adjustments have been made.   The honey… Continue reading Autumn’s Changes for Chickens, Honey Bees and the Garden