I come from a career in medicine, a nurse practitioner in fact.
I never in a million years thought that keeping a flock of chickens would be in my future. Well, almost 5 years ago, a peeping package of six little fuzz balls arrived at our door step and I have not once looked back. I have always thought of my home as a nest for my family, a place filled with love and nurturing where new life, ideas, creativity, and relationships emerge. Over the years, this nest has become quite a place.
The chickens were the gateway to expanding our vegetable gardening efforts. They unlocked a passion for the locavore movement. They made me want to cook and serve their eggs and grow our own organic produce. I started beekeeping. I became a member of our Master Gardener Association. They connected us with the earth and our natural surroundings.
Photo Credits: Stacey Hedman