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Book Giveaway at New Life On a Homestead

Kendra, from New Life On a Homestead, is hosting a giveaway of Angela England’s book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less).  The focus of the book is on giving you the how-to you need to turn your backyard, however big or small it is, into a productive, sustainable mini-farm. England encourages her readers to eat healthier, save money, and live a more self-sufficient lifestyle by making the most of whatever space you have.

Go HERE to enter.

Photo from the Backyard Farming Facebook page.

I very much want to read this book since I live on just shy of an acre and I’d really like to maximize the productivity of my space.


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Hey, Remember Me?

Hey there everybody!  I have not posted in a very long time.  There are plenty of reasons why, but let’s just say I have a Life and it has been demanding Attention.

A nearly spent bee balm blossom.

As for new developments around here, Chunky has gone to freezer camp.  It was a hard decision, but it was the right one.  The girls are bald from all the “attention”.  No, I didn’t do it myself, an experienced friend took him away in a box and brought him back in a bag.  I haven’t seen it yet, since I’m not sure how I’d handle it, but curiosity may override my squeamishness.

The little chickens turned 3 months old on the 18th.  The original crew turns a year old on the 27th and they’ll have been here a year on the 29th.

The young’uns.

Our garden got started on June 23rd.  I’m looking forward to pole beans, summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, and whatever beets the rabbits don’t get.

Our sort-of Back to Eden garden.

I’m not abandoning Madame Agrarian, I just can’t say how frequently I’ll post.  Thanks for hanging in there!

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I Have Blog Buttons!

Don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not but here they are:



What do you think? I made them myself, using this tutorial. Thanks Amy!  I may make a couple more so that you can pick and choose.  Any ideas?

(As a side note, my web designer brother says that they are banners, technically speaking.  He would know.)


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I’m Such A Bad Blogger

Oy vey, I do not post regularly.  My apologies for no Cinema Thursday last week; I hadn’t seen any good videos to share.  Suggestions for future Cinema Thursdays are very welcome.

I’ve been getting a lot of experience lately with icy waterers.  The temperatures have been such that the chickens’ water has frozen every night, and I have no expectations of this letting up until at least April, maybe May.  I haven’t taken any pictures of the chickens lately, but I will try to remedy that soon.

Also, I may not post much until after the Holidays, so, more apologies in advance.

Happy Holidays!

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