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… Continue reading
Quinoa and Vegetable Stew
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
So you want to get some backyard chickens. Or maybe add new chickens to an existing flock.
You may be thinking of those cute, cuddly baby chicks you see each spring at the farm supply store. Or an exotic heritage breed you saw in a hatchery catalog.
But have you considered adopting… Continue reading
Kauai, Hawaii’s “garden isle,” boasts natural wonders like few have ever seen – dramatic cliffs, gaping chasms, and a mountaintop crater that is the rainiest place in the world. Kauai’s lush forests and valleys hold rare plant species found nowhere else on the planet. And wildlife abounds.
Okay, nature lovers, don’t get too excited… Continue reading
Happy New Year!
I’m a little late in extending my holiday greetings this year. After a particularly tough year, I decided to escape the holidays entirely and recharge my spirit with a tropical vacation. But I’m home now and ready to kick butt in 2017.
But first a look back to 2016… Continue reading
Do you have a secret dream to be a farmer? Do you want to produce your own food for you and your… Continue reading
Fall color isn’t limited to foliage. Just as the trees in my yard have turned, the fruit on the 14 pepper plants in my garden have changed from green… Continue reading
It’s wildfire season in many areas of the country.
Have you seen the devastating images on the web or on the news? The ones of burning wilderness, smoldering homes, and injured animals?
Counting My Chickens hit the road last month for an eight-state western adventure. Our travels took us to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks… Continue reading
In Part I of a two-part series, I am taking a look at the controversy around what to feed backyard chickens and providing some advice on how to evaluate the conflicting information you may find out there.
What to Feed Chickens: The Controversy
In these times of #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter, Hillary… Continue reading