My clever mother designed this DIY chicken brooder with bits and pieces she had lying around. Over the course of raising several batches of chickens, she has improved it to the point where it is ready to share with you lovely folk. This last week she picked up 80 day old chicks – 20 commercial […]
Most gluten free chocolate brownies are dry, chalky or crumbly. And quite frankly, gross. This, on the other hand, is chewy around the edges and soft and gooey in the middle. It is the perfect blend of goodness and awesome. How Good is this Chocolate Brownie Really? Can you tell it is gluten free? When […]
Growing garlic is super easy, and takes very little skill or input. Garlic is what is considered a cash crop for many people. Growing garlic is a low-effort way to make a little money on the side in your own backyard. Garlic’s requirements are modest – some well-rotted manure or compost, free draining soil, some […]
Companion Planting can be a confusing business. It takes a while to get your head around companion plant combinations that work and don’t work together. Some plants work better with others and some are a terrible combination and they both struggle. Here are some well known combinations that work and you should aim for, or […]
This easy recipe is a favourite in our household. My girls (8&6) LOVE caramel, so salted caramel cookies are, of course, often requested. These are crunchy, chewy and oh so yummy. The girls can make them by themselves (with supervision), and my boy (2) loves to help.
Chickens LOVE their dust baths, and surprisingly rabbits naturally roll in dust too! Why not set up a suped-up dust bath for them to help treat parasites while they are at it? You will need one dust bath for every 10- 15 or so chickens or every 5 adult rabbits, and put it somewhere it […]