Sprinkling eggshells on plants for calcium is a common practice. Seasoned gardeners and farmers know that the effect is not immediate as it takes many weeks or even months for the calcium to be released from the shell. Think structure, when you think of calcium. Just as it works in humans, calcium is important toContinue reading “Homemade Water Soluble Calcium for Chickens, Animals & Plants”
Why would a farmer, gardener or health-enthusiast care to read the memoir of a Hollywood brat? In many ways, Jenny Pentland’s book, This Will Be Funny Later: A Memoir, about her life after her mom, Roseanne’s, meteoric rise from poor housewife to well-paid comedian is a cautionary tale about how fame and fortune impacted thisContinue reading “Review: “This Will Be Funny Later: A Memoir” by Jenny Pentland”
Protein ratio? Check! Calcium? Check! Enough light? Check! Time on pasture? Check! Despite doing “all the things”, at one time or another backyard flock owners may notice a precipitous decline in their prime, a suddenly drop in egg production for no particular reason. The eggsperts often like to tell us lay people the most discouragingContinue reading “How to Get Your Hens Laying Eggs Again”
The top item imported during December could be Christmas trees in Hawaii – but no longer! The Hamakua Christmas Tree Forest is the best place to go.
Happy chickens are healthy chickens! If you don’t know what to gift your chicks, here are 20 gifts for chickens that are sure to delight.
Christmas is around the corner! Here are a few of my favorite items that I recommend as gifts for homesteaders, gardeners, and urban farmers