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Tag Archive: chickens

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

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

Let’s Get Rotten

We are on back half of winter here in New England, at least as far as the calendar shows. I have received about half a dozen seed catalogs, not counting the ones Mr.… 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

Right of Way

If you’ve been reading the Food it Yourself blog, I’ll bet you’re interested in growing your own produce.  Did you know that you can also raise your own livestock?  According to the National… Continue reading