Category Archives: Farm Animals

Cuckoo Marans Chicks!

One of our Cuckoo Marans hens went broody several weeks ago. We put 6 fertile eggs under her and let her hatch them out. 21 days later, she had six fuzzy balls of Marans chickie love chirping around under her. … Continue reading

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Soy-Free Organic Chicken Feed

Attention Albuquerque area Chicken & Livestock folk, a new buying club is starting up to place orders with Countryside Natural Products. They sell soy-free organic livestock feeds and other supplements. I have been buying my Thorvin Kelp from them. Love … Continue reading

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Goatie Girls Gone Wild

I know I’m going to suffer a lot of spam because of this title, but it fits. So it stays. Last week, I walked out to my office just after dawn, not noticing an overturned bench, mowed down echinacea or … Continue reading

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Sunstone Herb Farm on NPR!

Jen on NPR! Check out Sarah Gustavus’ All Things Considered piece on Sustainability. We’re in Monday and Tuesday’s show. How cool is that!

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I love my maran rooster!

He’s such a sweetie. – Tree

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Stacking Functions -or Ode on a Locust Tree

I spent the afternoon bagging up locust pods for my goats to eat. The locust tree is a perfect example of what Permaculturists calls “stacking functions,” meaning each design element should serve more than one purpose. Trees do this anyway, … Continue reading

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Favorite Rooster Recipes: Coq au Vin

What follows is my latest incarnation of Coq au Vin (or Rooster Stewed in Wine). Coq au Vin is a simple and delicious chicken stew that can be as complicated as you like. It does take advance prep to marinate … Continue reading

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