Tag Archives: California

My chicken surprised me

First, let me apologize for my absence. I got sick on December 28, a mere cold supposedly, but it laid me low for two months. And being old, I also had visits to my GP, urgent care, the ER, and … Continue reading

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November 2016 garden and chicken update

Take a gander at this nice basket of pumpkins and butternut squash. All but one of them came from my Garden Box of Joyous Anticipation. The seeds sprouted from the compost that I added and I just let them grow. … Continue reading

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Adventures in keeping urban chickens

I have been keeping hens for six and a half years now. I started with three adult hens of about one and a half years of age in the spring of 2010. I wanted pullets, but the farmer sold me … Continue reading

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Progress in the garden despite an extreme drought, August 10, 2015

One of my green activities is saving rainwater to use on my garden and potted plants. That is kind of hard to do when it isn’t raining. And it generally doesn’t rain in southern California from mid April to October. … Continue reading

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Growing a garden for the soul, 28 July 2015

I grow much more than food in my garden. I also garden for my soul. I love to sit on our back deck in the morning with a cup of coffee (several cups in succession, actually) and watch the action … Continue reading

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We survived the heat wave–Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Our fruit trees are in bloom and the veggie beds are coming along nicely. We have harvested 26 lbs of fruit and 3 lbs of vegetables as of Feb. 28, with 42 eggs from the hens. Continue reading

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A warm Harvest Monday and setting harvest expectations for 2015

A warmer than average winter will probably negatively affect fruit production on my urban mini-farm this year. The reason why is…. Continue reading

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