An Introduction to Chicken Breeds and Their Eggs Sep09

An Introduction to Chicken Breeds and Their Eggs

So, I wanted a chicken. Just a chicken, you know, for eating and laying eggs and stuff. Well boy-o-boy, I never knew there could be so many from which to choose. Chickens are kind of like dogs. There’s a million kinds and you get different behaviors from all of them. Then again, you eat chicken.  You do not eat Bobo, your oaf of a Great Dane. DO NOT EAT BOBO. If all of this seems overwhelming, the amazing people at Oh Lardy have a great guide to keeping chickens. Our favorite part of the post was the detailed image that serves as a cheat-sheet for what kind of eggs to expect from different breeds of chickens. Check out their photo/info graphic below and consider taking a glance at their Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens....

Chicken Coop Infographic Made of Win Apr29

Chicken Coop Infographic Made of Win...

I have a confession to make: i’m addicted to infographics. I’m also addicted to asparagus, but that’s a totally different (and sometimes smelly) addiction. Sometimes, I stumble upon an infographic that just cannot help but be shared. Sometimes, I consider getting a tattoo of said infographic. This is one of those times. Courtesy of the awesome blog Mom with a Prep comes this beautiful infographic. If you want to build and maintain a chicken coop, this is the infographic for you. Chicken coops are essential for any non-vegan who wants to cultivate life and live as sustainably as possible....

Raising Goats: An Introduction Oct27

Raising Goats: An Introduction...

Raising goats is a much more rewarding enterprise than you might think. Valuable fiber, great meat, and a nearly unlimited supply of milk and cheese is waiting in these precocious, entertaining creatures. Raising goats does, however, require a bit of expertise and some hard work.  Grit (an off-shoot of Mother Earth News) offers some great advice for anyone who is thinking about raising a few goats. Check out the detailed info from Grit to start cultivating this valuable type of life....