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Outdoor To Indoor Transplanting

During the spring I decided to try composting. I never knew just how easy it would be and hope to continue this beneficial process. Not only did it make nutritional dirt for my raised garden boxes, but seeds that were added from foods also germinated and gave us delicious foods such as; bell peppers and… Continue reading Outdoor To Indoor Transplanting

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The Need For Weed For A Beautiful Life (Part 2)

Part 2 of this blog post is a sequel to The Need For Weed For A Beautiful Life, part 1. Before the larva (caterpillar) started turning into pupas (chrysalis) I ordered a rearing cage (order here) to keep them in. This kept them safe and contained, yet still provided room to spread their wings when the time… Continue reading The Need For Weed For A Beautiful Life (Part 2)

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Living Rent Free

The other day the kids and I were walking out to the chicken coop to gather some eggs. When we got there I opened the back of the coop and to my surprise there was a jumping spider on the door ledge eating on a stink bug. He was very bold, didn’t budge and just… Continue reading Living Rent Free

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The Need For Weed For A Beautiful Life (Part 1)

You know that saying “You’re never too old to learn something new!” Well this week here on the farm has been very eventful in learning new things. I started pulling weeds in our flower bed and came across some yellow, white and black caterpillars, so I looked them up to see exactly what they were… Continue reading The Need For Weed For A Beautiful Life (Part 1)

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How I Became a Chicken Farmer

Being a chicken farmer has been so much fun these past five years, but before I became a chicken farmer I was just a city girl with a dog. I had just moved to Tennessee in October 2012 and knew very few people. It was a big adjustment for Alaska (my dog) and myself but… Continue reading How I Became a Chicken Farmer

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Sour Grass

You may not have ever given it a thought or even realized just how many weeds in your yard are actually edible. Such as dandelions, chickweed, wild spinach and so many more. You may remember as a young child exploring your yard and tasting the green grass or other plants and flowers that grew there.… Continue reading Sour Grass