Saturday, February 28, 2009


Mother Earth News-wiser living series
Guide to Growing your Own Food
a magazine I found in the book section at Wal-mart actually about a month ago.
I loved the articles just from flipping through,
I've only managed to sit down and read article on backyard chickens in it's entirety.
But it has a bunch of other great looking articles about weed free gardens, learning how to can, and buying the right yard tractor for your I'm sure I'll probably end up reading it pretty much cover to cover.
But, wanna know what I learned from the chicken article???
"Homegrown eggs are more colorful and flavorful, and they're more nutritious: richer in beta carotene, vitamin D, vitamin E, folic acid and vitamin B-12. Plus, eggs from hens raised on pasture have one third less cholesterol."
how's that for another few reasons for raising chickens???
Of course I think I'll start with just chickens for eating, and get into laying hens after I'm sure I know enough to get them to survive a maybe next year.

Friday, February 27, 2009

hey...a first post

So yesterday our offer was accepted on a beautiful piece of landwith 29 acres for the Nathan, the dog and I to explore and roam...I'm sure we've bit off a little more than we can chew

A few out buildings

a fabulous 1800 foot cape cod house

and more land and pastures than we'll know what to do with!
So I thought I'd start a new blog to chronicle our journey of turning Country!!!
and have a place to share some of the adventures of all that we're planning on doing, from learning how to build a chicken coop...and trying to raise chickens and onward to whatever the future holds!

Stay tuned I'm sure all sorts of funny adventures await us...