Monthly Archives: April 2010

Life is Good

As I type this, I’m sitting on the grass in the chicken yard, watching the girls hunting and scratching and pecking. There’s a pretty good wind up that’s [..]

Chickens, Composting, First Weeks, Gardening, Housing , , ,

Very High Levels of What, Now?

First, please accept my apologies for the months of blog neglect. I hope the following story will help make up for it. The company I work for is [..]


Kombucha Brewing

Thus far, great success. The kombucha mother is dutifully cranking out three gallons of delicious, vaguely apple-cider-flavored beverage every week – and it’s awesome. Right out of the [..]

Fermented Foods, Kombucha ,

Those Awkward Teenage Years

These chickens have grown so stinking fast, I cannot believe my eyes. Less than a month ago, they were tiny little balls of fluff like this: At two [..]

Chickens, Feeding, First Weeks, Photos

Raised Beds

That’s quite the expanse of garden. We’re so lucky to have it, but boy is it turning out to be a lot of work. I’d romanticized the “setup” [..]

Gardening, Planning, Tools ,

Kombucha Continuation

On February 2, I started trying to grow my own kombucha mother. “What the stinking heck is a kombucha mother, and why would you want to grow one?” [..]

Food, Kombucha , ,