homesteading

I am a huge fan of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, so it’s a real honor for me to be speaking at their event this year at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California! For the last four years, Baker Creek has staged the “World’s Pure Food Fair” as a not-for-profit event that celebrates […]

August 24 2015      25 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Noticias

This might fall into the obvious Duhhh, you don’t say camp, but sometimes the simplest things are the smartest. And we all like pictures of cute little chickens, so hear me out for a second. Oftentimes when I feed my flock their fermented grains, I scoop them into a separate dish before I serve them. […]

March 13 2015      10 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

If you’ve been following either of my recipes for homemade chicken feed (here and here), you may have wondered how to calculate the protein content of your feed should you decide to mix things up. Perhaps you want to try some other grains and seeds for your flock, or you need to formulate a higher-protein […]

November 17 2014      44 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

Last week was my first-ever visit to the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, and stepping onto the Sonoma County Fairgrounds was like stepping into a Garden Betty dream. Imagine booth after booth of produce porn, tables lined with late summer bounties, vendors serving up local, sustainable, and organic food, and a pop-up farm filled […]

September 16 2014      15 comments     Linda Ly
Verduras

I think Iman is hiding eggs from me again. She likes to do that a few times a year, and seeking out her stash becomes an Easter egg hunt as the hubby and I scour the chickens’ 2,500 square feet of foraging space for their secret nest. (Last summer’s search yielded almost a dozen eggs!) […]

August 4 2014      14 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

I remember the first time I ever saw one of my chickens take a dust bath. I had no idea what a dust bath entailed, but there she was, sprawled on the ground, throwing her body upside-down and sideways, furiously flapping her wings and shaking up the dirt. At first it was alarming, and I […]

June 26 2014      9 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

A few weeks ago, the hubs told me that he thought he’d seen a rotten egg in the chicken run, but didn’t know how long it had been there. It was black, and big, but looked like one of the chickens had broken it a while ago. When I went outside to inspect and clean […]

June 12 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas