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
Kale: From the Kitchen Garden to the Plate
I’ve always thought that a few kale plants in every backyard would go a long way toward solving world hunger. Kale is one of the easiest Brassicas to grow, and it grows prolifically. You can plant kale in the spring and, if you keep picking off leaves as they grow, the… Continue reading
The heat is on.
Hot, sunny summer days can take a toll on the kitchen garden. Vegetable plants need water to beat the summer… Continue reading
When I was offered a copy of The Farmers Market Cookbook by Julia Shanks and Brett Grohsgal in exchange for… Continue reading
Discover the Forest
The ninth annual National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 11. While those of you who garden – like me – likely spend a lot of time outdoors already, National Get Outdoors Day is a great excuse to get out of the garden and go explore the world –… Continue reading
Getting your first backyard chickens is to embark on a fun new adventure. You will learn a lot along the way. And you will encounter some surprises.
I get a lot of questions from new chicken keepers about things they didn’t know or… Continue reading