Category Archives: Commentary

NOFA Summer Conference 2019 Review

Held within a commuting distance (more or less…) from my current Massachusetts home, this year’s NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association) summer conference was definitely on my agenda.  It was worthwhile enough I’d have travelled longer and spent overnights, in order … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens Part VI: Feeding Those Layers

Here, we are only dealing with feed for adult laying chickens.  (If you have an associated rooster, who is obviously NOT going to be laying a thing, he’s fine eating his harem’s food.) It is possible during the non winter … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Take Four

Back in 2014 – 2015, I ran a short periodic series, called Food for Thought.  News highlights from around the world of nutrition and foods, some parts serious, some parts facetious (civet poo, anyone)? I figured it time to have … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part V: The Bin, or Storage at Your Coop

Like me, you may well have a bin for chicken supplies.  Or, you may be keeping your chickens in a more barn-style coop, where you can have a dedicated storage room or at the least, a high storage shelf or … Continue reading

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Holi, Indian Festival of Colors: Chicken Tikka Masala Whole30 Style

Contains:  Coconut, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30.      Yes, if you prefer to have basmati or jasmine rice instead of cauliflower rice, please go ahead.  I made this when I wanted to do one of those Whole 30 … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part II: Welcoming Baby Chicks

Baby chicks are available from a variety of online sources, and you can also get them (at least in the US) from Ag-way, Tractor Supply, or a few mom & pop stores.  Ideally, you can get baby chicks from neighboring … Continue reading

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January First: A Year and Two Days an Official Resident Here

A year and two days have elapsed since officially settling into my home, although I’ve been here in the Hilltowns of western Massachusetts since mid-month that past December. HAPPY NEW YEAR The ground was broken to build this house in … Continue reading

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