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Tag Archive: chicken

Gardening with Guarded Optimism

So far so good in the Food It Yourself garden this year. I hesitate to say things are wonderful, because my pride last year at this time was quickly quashed by woodchucks. Yes,… Continue reading

How to Pick Up Chicks Part 2- Go Get ’em!

It happened! We have our baby chicks. It took a lot of planning and preparation, but our six baby egg suppliers are growing and chirping in the spare room of the Food It… Continue reading

Comfort Food- Doing My Own Thing

All of a sudden it got cold in Central Massachusetts. For the next few days, at least, we are scheduled to have chilly, autumnal weather. This kind of weather always gives me an… Continue reading

Following up

I spent last Thursday and Friday on my Very First Business Trip. I attended a conference related to one of the larger, federally funded, studies we are conducting where I work. One item… Continue reading

Feather Plucker!

Winter continues in Central New England. It is not as wickedly cold as it was in early January, but daily highs are only above freezing 50% of the time, nightly lows are generally… Continue reading

Snow Birds

It is wicked cold in central Massachusetts. We always have winter cold snaps, but this year it came a little earlier than usual. For those of us who live in the house the… Continue reading

Trying to be Trendy, again- Oh BROTHer

So people are talking about bone broth. What are they saying? Play around on these links (watch out, they all want to sell you something.) Here’s a guy named Dr. Axe who thinks… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2017 Wrap-Up

What a strange, productive, surprising year we had with the Food It Yourself garden. The weather was even more irrational than usual for New England. October is still trying to convince us it… Continue reading

Hot and First-y

Lots of firsts today in central New England. Many towns hit 90°F for the first time in 2017 today. Not coincidentally today is the first time I had to turn the sprinkler on… Continue reading

Chick This Out!

We’ve had another rainy week here in central New England. I did, however, manage to plant some lettuce and some other greens.  Hopefully the seeds did not get washed away. I also started… Continue reading