Category / Gardening with Chickens

April 4, 2014
A few weeks ago, the kids and I planted seedlings for the garden. We placed three seeds in each planting hole, hoping that at least one would germinate. We grew terrific seedlings, in fact too many! It was time to thin out the seedlings. Thinned seedlings make a tasty and nutritious snack for the chickens.Read…

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September 16, 2013
Fresh herbs and flowers dry along side mini-potatoes and garlic on vintage flower bulb drying trays. Like most chicken keepers, I love spending time in the garden. Each year I plant and grow plenty of herbs for the family and the chickens.  In the summer, the girls enjoy nibbling on the fresh herbs. However, as the…

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July 8, 2012
Each year I make it a point to plant Nasturtiums, a lovely entirely edible herb, near the chicken coop.  This year, I have had to plant them three times as other little critters beside the chickens have found them to be absolutely delicious.  The chickens love them.  I happen to think that they smell and…

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May 19, 2012
One of the things I love about living on Cape Cod is that it is full of avid gardeners.  In the Spring, those gardeners love to have plant sales.  I love going to them, because many of the plants you purchase come from other people’s backyards.  They are hardy, prolific and grow well in the…

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April 13, 2012
Two years ago, I was enlisted as the Project Coordinator for a new school yard garden project.  It was the first of its kind on school property and was started on a shoestring budget.  One way that we kept cost down was to build our own raised beds.  After scouring various gardening magazines and internet sites, I…

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February 8, 2012
I love seeing fluffy butts in the garden.   I started gardening on the East Coast nine years ago.  I had become incredibly passionate about gardening when living in California.  Southern California was such a magical place, practically everything that I put in the ground grew.  Plants thrived in Zone 10 under the Southern California…

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July 10, 2011
Some of my herbs were starting to flower.  When this occurs, I harvest when the flowering bud is still closed.  By doing this, the flavor and potency of the herb is preserved. Harvesting and drying herbs is easy and a very rewarding process.Read moreHarvesting and Drying Herbs

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June 7, 2011
    Summer is almost upon us.  My daughter and I today took a trip to the local garden center to purchase more herbs for our herb garden and our chickens.  This year, we have decided to place the herb garden in the mulched beds around and near the chicken coop. We thought it was…

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May 24, 2011
Three Silkie Bantams enjoy a breakfast of bugs Termites were found in one of the new planting beds at my son’s school.  As we are practicing organic gardening techniques, it was only natural to think of the chickens to help eradicate these unwanted pests.  My friend who owns the farm in Cotuit arrived around 9:30am…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.