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Five Things Friday

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The five little things that made my week…

1. After two years of trying to convince Twitter to release the name, I finally got @gardenbetty as my official handle! If you’re already following me on Twitter, there’s no need to do anything on your end. The name transfer was seamless and all tweets and followers remained intact. But be sure to tag @gardenbetty in all your tweets from now on!

Heavily molting chicken

2. This poor chicken. I feel bad laughing at her, but it seems her molts are more and more dramatic every year.

Black soldier fly larvae

3. The things I do for my chickens… like digging in the vermicompost for black soldier fly larvae. It was disgusting, but I couldn’t resist treating them to a little extra treat this week.

Banana bunch

4. We had a week of chilly weather (enough to warrant starting a fire in our woodstove, and it was lovely!) but our garden still thinks it’s the tropics outside. I cannot wait for this beautiful bunch of bananas to ripen in a couple more weeks!

Floss silk blossoms

5. After a few windstorms blew through, the rest of our floss silk blossoms have fallen. I love the stunning natural litter all over our garden right now.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


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    Peggy Zortman
    November 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    First, your pink carpet is awesome! Our mulberry shed her yellow dress just a few days ago. The leaves that are left are a bewildered brown, not as fetching. Your poor baby! But bet they all liked the treats. Last, will there be banana cream pie?

    • Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      November 24, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      I’ve never made banana cream pie, but maybe I need to venture into that next! 😉


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