The Chicken Profiler – Speckled Sussex

Xena and Penelope were very cool chickens. Xena was a complete lap chicken. She hopped the fence every day from the first spring melts to the first blizzard. She’d spend her days scratching in the yard, happy to be picked up and carried around. They say not to have favorites in your hen house- andContinue reading “The Chicken Profiler – Speckled Sussex”

COME MOVE TO MY TOWN!

Seriously. (Danforth, Washington County, Maine- 04424) We have land. Lots and lots of land. Some with houses, some without. Some needing work, some needing to be knocked down and rebuilt. But it’s THERE and it’s ready for someone to settle it. We have need for workers. We need skilled people- caregivers, health workers, plumbers, aContinue reading “COME MOVE TO MY TOWN!”

Houseplant 911- Croton Addition

I fancy myself to have quite the green thumb- even tho I don’t have a lot of space or natural light in my house. And let’s face it, some of us got caught up in the excitement of new houseplants last year without learning enough about them to keep them happy healthy and thriving. SoContinue reading “Houseplant 911- Croton Addition”

Alpacas And Choke – Why We Soak Their Food.

There are always a multitude of ways that raising animals will scare the bejeesus out of a person. Animals are very effective at finding trouble and getting into it. They are also very motivated to do whatever it takes to get their favorite foods, even if it means the risk of killing themselves. Go figure.Continue reading “Alpacas And Choke – Why We Soak Their Food.”

How to: Root Elderberry Branches

I’m going to cover two different ways to root Elderberry bushes in this blog- one by water and one by dirt. Get yourself some elderberry branches- healthy ones from a living plant. I’ve bought them from Etsy – this shop and this shop have both worked out well for me. Put them in water inContinue reading “How to: Root Elderberry Branches”

Alpaca First Aid Kit

As I’ve discussed in previous posts- I keep extensive supplies on hand as we live in a very rural area. Part of that is a lot of first aid stuff – for general maintenance and emergency situations. I’ve also done blogs for chicken and people first aid kits- but in this post I will beContinue reading “Alpaca First Aid Kit”