In the Backyard Farm

Many city and town ordinances are changing with the times. For many, farming isn’t just for those outside the town limits! Whether you have chickens for eggs (or meat), goats for milk (or meat), bees for honey, dogs for protection, or any of the above for companionship, it’s all possible in a small area of the backyard.

DSC00882Dog Days of Summer

July 14, 2011

The dog days of summer have arrived. And Jaxon decided it was time too cool off. In the creek. After he crawled over the fence. Jaxon’s a dirty dog. There is mud between here and the creek. Sadie, however, lays being a good girl. She stays in the yard. She doesn’t crawl or jump overContinue Reading →

DSC00800Just Chancy & Ellie Mae

July 12, 2011

It’s been a while since I posted on my backyard farm… As with any farm, whether it’s out in the country on 100 acres or right here inside the city limits on less than 1 acre, things happen to our animals. For reasons we don’t even know. I had such grand plans 15 months agoContinue Reading →

DSC06500A 4-Egger Day

September 10, 2010

Yesterday was a 4-egger day – from extra-small to extra-large! Finally, all of the girls have gotten down to business!

DSC06393Free Ranging in the Backyard

August 31, 2010

The only downside of having a flock of chickens in town (well, besides the rule against roosters) – is their lack of fresh greenery and bugs. They have cleaned their pen area up quite well. Every day when I go into collect the egg (still just an egg!), they plead with me to go outsideContinue Reading →

DSC06399I’ve Got Eggs!

August 30, 2010

The girls are growing up! At least two of them have started laying eggs! I think it’s these two — Ellie Mae and Rosy. Last week, I had two eggs a day…for two days. Now they give me one a day. See the one on the right with the light blue flecks? I get oneContinue Reading →