All posts tagged 'backyard chickens'

Quiet/Noisy Life

Posted on November 9th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

This life is full of contradictions. The one that I am thinking of today has to do with noise and what that means to us. Because it is never quiet here: the river rushes steadily below us, the cicadas sing in the rainforest, the rain cascades unrelentingly through the leaves...
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Food Obsessed Homesteading

Posted on March 12th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

It is impossible to homestead in any way without becoming kind of obsessive about food. Though I have always been a self-proclaimed nutrition-geek and chef, my day now revolves around food as never before. First thing in the morning, before I even put on the coffee (now that’s love!) there..
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Homesteading in Costa Rica, 2017

Posted on January 6th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

2017 Homesteading Goals Normally, I subscribe to the ‘don’t tell people your goals’ school of thought. Due to my introverted nature, I prefer to work quietly behind the scenes and then appear magically with finished projects no-one saw coming. But this whole homesteading/self-sufficiency thing is new to me and I..
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Costa Rica Confession

Posted on September 18th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Energy Medicine

Above picture: Me, building a greenhouse while being shot in the butt with Nerf darts from a maniacal toddler. This is my life. I have a confession to make. This is the kind of thing that’s hard for me to say, so I’m only going to say it once. Ready?..
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Clueless Attempts at Permaculture: 6 months and Drowning

Posted on September 1st, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

Remember last time I wrote one of these and it seemed vaguely optimistic? Forget all that. We are currently in the depths of the rainy season. The good news about this is that, as it pours for hours every day, nothing needs additional watering. Here are the downsides: the soil..
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Touch for Health for Chickens – The Balancing of Prince Agatha

Posted on July 15th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Energy Medicine

So everyone who has been following us on Facebook or on my blog knows by now that we bought some chicks. Despite having no idea what we were doing. And things were going pretty well with them, up until they turned six weeks old. This is the true story of..
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Clueless attempts at Permaculture: 3.5 months

Posted on June 10th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

The good news is: food is actually growing. The half-dozen pots of lettuce I had planted as we were getting settled are large and we are consistently pilfering leaves for salads. We’ve had our first little crop of radishes and celery, green onions and herbs are in abundance. Almost every..
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The chicken saga

Posted on May 18th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

As part of our shift to try to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle I wanted to have animals to help provide more protein for our diets (eggs, milk, cheese). The tricky part is that I have no clue what I’m doing. Perhaps you don’t know this already, but I’m not..
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