Calendula is an easy to grow herb which produces beautiful yellow and orange flowers in midsummer and has wide ranging healing properties. If you’ve never grown a garden before, you can still get calendula to thrive and if you chose to, you can pay it no attention to it and it will still be happy.
Cabbage is a very versatile vegetable to grow and it pops up in all sorts of recipes. Braising your cabbage is a delicious way to enjoy this vegetable, and you can use the results in all sorts of places such as sandwiches, casseroles, or just plain with salt and pepper.
When considering adding poultry to the flock or starting your first backyard bird-keeping experience, many people assume they’ll get some day old chicks at the feed store. This is an excellent option for the new poultry owner, but it is not the only one and it’s good to consider every possibility to make sure you […]
This was our first year successfully growing artichokes on the farm, though when I was growing up they were a favorite crop of my family’s. I’ve seen several Mainers adding artichokes to their gardens in recent years and the seeds for them now are more compatible with the Northeastern climate. However, when my parents first […]
Keeping a flock harmonious is an ongoing challenge on the farm, especially if you have a lot of birds or a wide variety of species. To keep any group of poultry happy, the first thing to consider is the male to female ratio. Here’s a handy breakdown of the appropriate male/female balance for various farmyard […]
Often starting in early fall, chickens will begin to lose their feathers in a process called “molting”. It can be alarming for a new chicken keeper, since your hens will often become less active, be noticeably naked, and stop laying eggs. It is, however, totally normal.