Homesteading

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On Preparation

On Preparation

Let me start off by saying that I have Spring Fever in the worst kind of way.  For real.  All I want to do is play in the yard/garden, hang out with the chickens and plan, plan, plan how my garden will grow.  Instead, I have to work.  Stinkin' responsibilities.  Oh well.  When I come home from work, I am…
The Chicken Mansion

The Chicken Mansion

Here in Santa Fe, not only are we surrounded by our beautiful mountains and fantastic open spaces but we also have a rich culture and history, lots of conveniences and the wonderful ability to keep as many chickens as we'd like in our very own back yards! Well, with the addition of our Newbies, we've found it necessary to expand…

Finding hope in chicken poop

How the heck do you find hope in chicken poop?!?! A few years ago I read the book Harvest For Hope by Jane Goodall and went back and forth between feeling very overwhelmed by all of the madness we have created and feeling very empowered and quite capable of making changes in my day to day life to help our…
Spring(ing) Forward

Spring(ing) Forward

With the time change (and my body's inability to figure out when to sleep and when to wake) also comes more light and Spring being (officially) in view!  HooRay!!!Last weekend we did a little spring cleaning and prepping...and I'm just writing about it now because it was all quite exhausting and I ran out of time!We (meaning Kim AKA Tool…
Beginnings

Beginnings

Alrighty then...here's my very first posting!  Yay me!  Cheers to the beginning of my blog about our experiences growing food and chickens (and hopefully bees soon, too) on 1/8 acre as well as all of our joys and stumbles along the way!  I thank you (my imagined reader) in advance while I figure this whole blog thing out. What better way to start…