Petunia came to the Counting My Chickens flock on May 11,
2014, and left it on May 31, 2019. She wasn’t one of my original hens, but she was
a longstanding member of the flock and a good friend and sister to Mabel and
Hazel, who have been around since Day 1.
In a tribute to her, I’m going to tell you Petunia’s story. This is her… Continue reading
There’s nothing like an extreme weather event to get you rethinking your chicken-keeping practices.
The polar vortex event that hit the Midwest in late January sure had me rethinking mine. I spent a week trying to keep my small flock of chickens alive during record low temperatures and insanely wicked wind chills. Fortunately, we all survived. And I learned a… Continue reading
Homesteading, whether on a rural farm or in an urban townhouse, is about living a more self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. And knowing how to save money is one of the keys for homesteading success.
I’ve previously shared some of my favorite tips for saving money by recycling stuff you… Continue reading
As many gardeners have come to learn, one cucumber plant can go a long way. Are you harvesting a lot of cucumbers from your garden this time of year? Maybe you are getting a bunch in your weekly CSA box. If you are looking for more creative ways to use cucumbers than just slicing them into a… Continue reading
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Coleslaw is one of those dishes that seems to be on every summer potluck menu. And since I have a knack for growing big, beautiful heads of cabbage, I’m usually the one bringing coleslaw to my summer… Continue reading
It’s that time of year. The 2017 garden is well underway. In fact, we’ve been eating spinach and lettuce out of the garden since March. But I have plenty of leftovers from the 2016 garden remaining in my freezer and pantry. And I’m still working on the tomatoes… Continue reading