One of the things I love about living on Cape Cod is that it is full of avid gardeners.  In the Spring, those gardeners love to have plant sales.  I love going to them, because many of the plants you purchase come from other people’s backyards.  They are hardy, prolific and grow well in the …

One of the things I love about living on Cape Cod is that it is full of avid gardeners. In the Spring, those gardeners love to have plant sales. I love going to them, because many of the plants you purchase come from other people’s backyards. They are hardy, prolific and grow well in the …

Eating nutritiously is especially important for backyard chickens. Here are some species to plant near chickens to keep them healthy, well fed, and happy!

Eating nutritiously is especially important for backyard chickens. Here are some species to plant near chickens to keep them healthy, well fed, and happy!

Surrounded by raised garden beds, this deluxe chicken coop has what it takes to keep chickens safe, healthy and laying fresh eggs: a minimum 4-by-8 foot screened-in run and a 4-by-4 foot critter-proof coop for up to three hens. | Photo: Matthew Benson | thisoldhouse.com

10 Ways to Build a Better Chicken Coop

Surrounded by raised garden beds, this deluxe chicken coop has what it takes to keep chickens safe, healthy and laying fresh eggs: a minimum 4-by-8 foot screened-in run and a 4-by-4 foot critter-proof coop for up to three hens. | Photo: Matthew Benson | thisoldhouse.com

10 Best Egg Laying Chicken Breeds (up to 300 per Year!)

10 Best Egg Laying Chicken Breeds (up to 300 per Year!)

Make sure you're not raising the wrong hen. Here's 10 of the best egg laying chickens breeds that will give you up to 300 eggs per year.

I received a lot of excellent comments on my "The Economics of Food Self-Sufficiency"  post. Most of you, like me, see a definite benefit to...

I received a lot of excellent comments on my "The Economics of Food Self-Sufficiency" post. Most of you, like me, see a definite benefit to...

Chicken resistant plants (USDA zone 9-10/Sunset zone 22) Many are drought tolerant, too. -- I was wondering what I could grow that my chickens wouldn't destroy when I let them out to forage daily. This is great!!

Chicken resistant plants (USDA zone 9-10/Sunset zone 22) Many are drought tolerant, too. -- I was wondering what I could grow that my chickens wouldn't destroy when I let them out to forage daily. This is great!!

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