New chicken keeper James Gibbon and one of his hens on his Montana farm.
Are you thinking about getting your first chickens this spring? Meet Counting My Chickens reader and aspiring blogger James Gibbon. James recently returned to his family farm in Montana and started raising his first flock of chickens. He says he has learned a lot about keeping chickens over… 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
A tribute to my mom
2015 was a year of highs and lows, the lowest of lows coming the day after Christmas when my mother passed away following a long battle with breast cancer. Mom was the woman who taught me my love of gardening, cooking, crafting, and birds (although not necessarily chickens, of which she had enough as a young girl helping to care for her own mother’s flock)… Continue reading
“All of the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” Geoff Lawton, permaculturist
When Rochelle Greayer flashed that quote across the big screen in a ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, I felt a surge of emotion rising from my chest. I looked around me, surreptitiously dabbed… Continue reading
I launched Counting My Chickens on July 24, just over 5 months ago, and as 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to review what I’ve accomplished so far and to plan for the year ahead. And that’s the subject of today’s blog post.
As far as what I’ve accomplished, while my original plans for posting… Continue reading