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The Three “Rs” of Farming: Weeding, Writing, and Relationships*

*Reprinted with permission from Homestead.org, with the title Learning Curves on Rural Roads: Three Lessons for Every Homesteader. Way back in 2011, when my husband and I ditched our rat-race city lives to lead a “simple” life in the country … Continue reading

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The Chicken Tender

Way back when we were beginning farmers in 2011, we rarely rose with the chickens. We took to shutting the windows at night so we wouldn’t hear our roosters crow at dawn, and even strategically placed the coop away from … Continue reading

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The secret(s) to succulent pastured chicken

It’s snowing today, we’ve got 128 peeps in the brooder–see them in their peeping glory here, we finished our spring cleaning yesterday, and I’m thinking roast chicken for dinner. (Out with the old frozen chicken, make way for the new!) … Continue reading

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Chick Infirmary

Poor Amir. He’s been doing all the heavy lifting around here the last couple of days, and tending to not one, but three gimpy chicks (myself included.) The straw that broke this camel’s back was, well, hay actually. I was … Continue reading

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