From the Ground Up

Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen



Finished Chicken Coop

We are quite excited to have the chicken coop and run finished, and have our chickens out in the fresh air and sunlight.┬áThe total costs for the coop construction came in around $1,000. It will take a few years of… Continue Reading →

Sides and Roof Up!

We’ll look back on the first weekend of April and remember the kindness of our friend Elise who helped us, the feeling of accomplishment, the raising of a new structure and the absolutely bitter wind that permeated every single layer… Continue Reading →

Chickens Week 6 (Cooped Up)

They are officially in the coop! This is a big deal people, like a BIG deal. My basement was smelling pretty darn rank and there was a fine layer of dust and down on literally EVERY SINGLE surface in that… Continue Reading →

Chickens: Week 4 (New Decor)

According to the McMurray Hatchery blog week 4 is where things start to change. According to us, each weekend has been a flurry of feathers and makeshift contraptions to try and keep them contained. So I don’t know Mcmurray hatchery,… Continue Reading →

Chickens: Week 3 (Puberty Isn’t Pretty)

Our little teenagers are growing fast and let me tell you, chick puberty is not pretty. They are all wings, bald spots and disproportionate limbs. Their wings are growing fast, and they exercise them daily. Flying is the new favorite… Continue Reading →

Chickens: Week 1

It has been absolutely enthralling watching these little fluff balls grow over this past week. They are nearly double in size and almost have full feather wings. When they first came they were all fluff with no coordination and little… Continue Reading →

Preparing for Chickens

Chickens should be here this week! Yesterday we spent a good amount of time at the barn picking the brains of Dan and Becky at Green Acres Farm, our chicken experts, and then getting supplies at Tractor and Supply Company… Continue Reading →

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