At the Speed of Soil

We split off our original two dozen laying chickens a week ago, and moved them to their summer garden.  Thanks for help from our neighbors Karis, and Theo who are on spring break, and their cousin Quinn who was visiting.  Nice to have assistance from friends who think...

Mayonnaise

The book arrived in the mail yesterday – an unexpected thank you after a visit from a friend in Alaska – An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace. by Tamar Adlar.   After these past months of putting up fences and housing – and putting...

Easter Eggs. Easter Chicks.

Easter blessings.  We brought home a mix of egg colors for our Easter basket this year – all natural blues, browns, tans, and whites – no extra colors added.   What a blessing to have chickens giving us these eggs every day! And here are the Easter...

Eggs Starting to Hatch

Early this morning we saw the first signs from the first hatching egg – a beak peck in the shell.  Now this evening four of the 24 chicks have started pecking through their shells.  These two are the furthest along.  Two days early – but we’re happy ...

Incubator Eggs – Almost Hatching!

We have waited 19 days so far for the hatching of new Icelandic chicks. Two more days to go. Ten weeks ago we watched one of our broody hens hatch a dozen eggs right in the coldest part of winter.  Amazing mama skills! Now we’re hatching two dozen eggs thanks to...