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It Starts NOW

It is time to really get down to business regarding the Food It Yourself garden. The rhubarb I divided and trans planted is looking alive. This weekend I got the raised beds turned… Continue reading

Gotta Move!

This past weekend certainly felt like spring in central Massachusetts. The yard is free of snow (for now…this is New England after all), so the chickens got a little time to stretch and… Continue reading

Get ready to…

Finally, we had a weekend without snow, freezing rain, ice giant invasion, sleet, or fog in central New England. We had a little rain on Friday, but it was nearly 60 Fahrenheit. Most… Continue reading

How to Pick Up Chicks Part 1- Planning

In the spring of 2017 Mr. Food it Yourself and I began our lives as chicken tenders. We began with four grown-up hens, purchased from friends who own a farm. Unfortunately, two of… Continue reading

The Garden of the Future?

Old Man Winter is clearly drunk off his gourd. The weather in central Massachusetts is oscillating between frigid+sunny and unseasonably warm+raining, with a little snow, ice, slush, and fog tossed in. On the… Continue reading

January Dreaming

Winter has certainly settled in, and will not be going anywhere soon. The Food It Yourself garden is fast asleep. My raised beds are frozen solid. My pitch fork, shovels, and rakes are… Continue reading

Comfort Food- Round 3; No Boxing

Comfort food season is in full swing here in Central New England. Yes, it is also Get Back To The Gym Season. Sometimes, though, you just want to eat something yummy without worrying… Continue reading