All Stories Tagged 'chickens' (13)

At the Urban Homestead - Remembering Ruth Stout

I wanted to write a bit about mulching and this got me to thinking about Ruth Stout - anybody remember her?  She was featured prominently in Organic Gardening Magazine during the late…


Added by Robin Day on March 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

At the Urban Homestead - On the Subject of Gardens

"A garden is the place millions of people go to touch the earth, to smell flowers - to use some of that fabled human brainpower in the cause of better participating with natural processes in the place they call home.  It serves as an art project, an organic produce market, a spiritual practice, a pharmacy.  It…


Added by Robin Day on March 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

At the Urban Homestead - Some reflections and a recipe for a truly amazing and lovely soup

There is so much information out there about all the screwed-up things we are doing to this planet, from Monsanto to pharmaceutical companies to the effect all that is having on the planet's water and creatures and soil, that it can get defeating and overwhelming.  After reading another statistic-imbued book by…


Added by Robin Day on March 12, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

At the Urban Homestead - Growing Your Own Fodder

Well, we got a lot of snow here in Albuquerque last weekend - as it melted it slowly percolated into the soil, watering trees, perennials and soil.  You could almost hear the "ahhhhhhh"!

Added to that, a raven checked out our yard this morning, there are baby tomato and chile plants on the rack fitted with…


Added by Robin Day on March 5, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

At the Urban Homestead - Quick Healthy Snacks

It is always nice to have a snack or two to grab that is easy to make, healthy and good for an energy boost.  The two recipes I am including this time have been popular around our house for years, as well as with my customers when I had a food business.  No cooking required!…


Added by Robin Day on February 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

At the Urban Homestead - Protecting Fruit Tree Blossoms

Inevitably around this time of year we get enough of a warming spell to make fruit tree growers nervous.  A streak of lows that are above freezing can trigger your trees to start budding, and then the also inevitable freezes can wipe out an entire crop.  Heartbreaking.  There are a few tricks we have learned that can…


Added by Robin Day on February 19, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

At the Urban Homestead - Seeds!

Ah seeds!  This is the time of year when we get out our packets and jars of seed, take an inventory…


Added by Robin Day on February 12, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

At the Urban Homestead: Soil

Thank you for the encouraging feedback I received about this series.  There are so many topics to share about and I am excited to have the opportunity - it's hard to know where to begin!  So in thinking about "beginning", I decided that soil is a good topic with which to start.

Whether we have a garden…


Added by Robin Day on February 5, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

At the Urban Homestead

"Urban Homestead".  In spite of my allergy to trendy catch-phrases, I suppose that best describes what my husband Tom and I are working on - increasing our self-reliance without abandoning modern life completely.  (one thing I learned when in the 70's I tucked my Mother Earth News…


Added by Robin Day on January 29, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Freeze Frame


Added by Adelita on January 10, 2014 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Buh Bye


Added by Adelita on January 7, 2014 at 6:18am — 6 Comments

New Member of Albuquerque Urban Chickens Group


We saw the article in the Sunday paper (6/22) and just had to join this group. Sorry we missed the Coop Tour. We have been looking for help for a few years but could not find any locally, until now. We live in the South Valley and about 5 yrs ago two hens took up residence in our yard. We have no coop for them so they sleep in our trees. They are named "Mazey" and "Chicken LIttle" and just seem happy to be here. They scratch around the property and keep down the snail and… Continue

Added by Sandia on June 23, 2008 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Food Fest Video and Have you Considered Chickens?

My favorite discovery at the Local Food Festival and Field Day was the Portable Backyard Chicken Coop by a local company called The Green Egg. The coops are portable, lightweight, and space-efficient. Owner Gary said his newly designed coop "premiered" at the Food Festival.

The design is great: the chickens have their own little nesting box in an insulated a-frame. Also included is a tray to catch droppings, storage, and a shade cloth for… Continue

Added by Local Food NM on June 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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