There is literally a pelican in my trunk.
I got a call from a friend this morning who informed me there was a pelican on the side of the road with a broken wing. She needed help because it was trying to bite her and of course this is the countryside and there were literally no cops or animal control within a half hour drive. I ofcourse rushed to help as I would for any injured animal, but a pelican? In the desert? I was pretty sure that she had mistaken the animal.
It was a white pelican tucked against a chain-link fence curled up in an impressive size ball Read More
Favorite Treats for Chickens
A lot of people want to know what do chickens eat? One thing is treats. Chickens absolutely love to eat treats–most treats. Some they don’t like, but more important, did you know that some treats are good for chickens and others can be dangerous?
For example, while chickens love potatoes, you should only provide them with cooked potatoes and for sure avoid any green peelings—just like for people.
- green beans
- celery leaves
- meal worms
- milk (especially clabbered milk)
- meat (cooked or not)
- the mouse you caught in a trap (not poisoned!)
Really just about anything! Chickens are omnivores meaning they eat meats, fruits and veggies. There’s very little chickens won’t eat.
Meat including chicken!!!
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Diversify, diversify, diversify. That’s all us small farmers are told to do. And really it’s great advice, but maybe it’s bad advice too?
Throughout the country, there are giant farms with thousands and thousands of acres of ONE crop. Thousands of acres of corn or wheat or soy bean or alfalfa or almonds or whatever. But it’s ONE crop by itself.
Monoculture farming is a bad word amongst sustainable farmers. When you only raise one crop or one livestock, you mess up the ecological cycle of Read More
This summer was fantastic. I spent nearly a month in Ireland touring around music festivals and of course….farms. How could I leave my own farm and not go to another one? Ok ok I’m obsessed.
I ended up on Inis Mor, the biggest of the three Aran Islands, where my friend and I took a horse cart tour. It was so much fun and so beautiful. Strangely enough I even got a sun burn. Who knew that was possible in Ireland?
The boat trip across was CRAZY choppy. I stopped recording when the swells reached about 20 ft
I really liked the Aran Islands, more Read More
When our Airbnb guest house flooded, the insurance unsurprisingly gave us peanuts to redo it. Hiring someone else would have left us with crappy flooring, crappy fixtures and a crappy laminate countertop. We of course decided to just redo the house ourselves and put in quality work.
To do it yourself or not do it yourself
One of the big expenses was the countertop, which we priced at thousands of dollars. I don’t believe I found anything for less than two grand. So of course I called up my big sister, Tashelle, and said I have an idea for countertops and I have no idea how to do it so Read More
A Visit to the Vet
Our poor puppy, Agatha, has had quite a tough life. She spent many weeks of her early life at the vet with a flu and now she’s back at the vet with possibly an autoimmune disease. She’s the sweetest dog ever, but that’s strange and worrisome in and of itself as bloodhounds tend to be little knuckleheads that slowly grow out of it into big knuckleheads. I say that fondly of course.