Category Archives: Homesteading.

Eastside Egg

Our co-operative egg farm, now known as Eastside Egg Co-operative, has been up and running for about a month now. We took delivery of 50 fine yearling Barred Rocks the day before summer Solstice, and the rest is hen-story. The … Continue reading

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Coop Raisin'

We built a chicken coop today. It’s part of the volunteer-run egg farm that we are starting. We had a fun and hugely productive work party out at Zenger Farm and framed out our coop in about four hours. There … Continue reading

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Bikes at Work

For the practical cyclists among our readers, check out the review Patrick wrote about our Bikes at Work trailer over on the Bicycle Fixation web site. The BAW is our favorite hauler of cargo, and this article tells you why. … Continue reading

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Food evangelism

I am only ever a reluctantly optimistic person, so I post this nervously. But I am seeing a real increase in the amount and sophistication of reporting on food-supply issues in the media. A year ago, I was not sure … Continue reading

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Summer Pickles

Over the last several months we’ve done a fair amount of pickling, preserving, and canning. I’ve just posted a handful of photos of some of the projects on our flickr pages. Several of the recipes were taken from the book … Continue reading

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Bye Bye, Birdie.

Our apologies for taking so long to make this follow-up post. We are so grateful for all of the supportive comments we received in response to our chicken dilemma. We did not respond to most of them individually because we … Continue reading

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Flying the Coop?

Our initial reaction was to give up. Our goal is not to prove a point, not to make people unhappy, nor, even, to win. Our goal was to nurture animals, to nurture ourselves, and hopefully to add some of that good experience to others’ lives. Continue reading

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