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mozz in the mornin' - waking with cheese

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Tuesday August 18, 2009   -   By hippychick

morning favored time when day need not be rushed waking gently stepping lightly eyes focus adjust find clarity favored light breathing peaceful quiet cool chickens coocoo til' roo ah roo sounds his windy song ahrahrooooawww wakey wakey ...

you want how much for those eggs?

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Sunday August 02, 2009   -   By hippychick

ever wonder about the cost of locally raised organic fed eggs? you should there are folk that stop by the hippychick universe regularly thinking that my home raised eggs might sell for super cheap - one person offered me a $1. oo a dozen - then...

the smashing story -lacto-fermented sauerkraut- pa...

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Saturday August 01, 2009   -   By hippychick

three short days later and the sauerkraut is ready! i guess in this heat, the process speeds up considerably. i was expecting a few more days needed for fermentation but not so. hey whatever works - it will keep curing and flavoring up in the fridge. this...

lacto-fermented sauerkraut- the smashing story!

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Saturday August 01, 2009   -   By hippychick

and now to bring you the smashing story of lacto fermented sauerkraut you will need cabbages - i used two medium sized whey - from organic whole milk is best salt - i use kosher flaked salt a smasher - i use my potato masher a large food grade bin with an...

the slow drip continues - farmhouse chedda' -n- wh...

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Saturday August 01, 2009   -   By hippychick

More cheese gromit! Hippychick is making cheese! Real cheese with real straight from the cow raw milk. Here we have a gallon and a half of whole raw milk. yes indeed the golden hue is real - sure makes me smile. golden milk on the golden farmhouse...

helping the beez when no rain = no nectar flow

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Monday July 13, 2009   -   By hippychick

we have had terribly dry weather, no rain for weeks and weeks which means no nectar flow for the bees.in this case, there is no need to load extra supers on the hives. it's also a good time for an inspection to see how the buzzing babes are doing. ...

hippychick's victory chickens - rare and heritage ...

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Monday July 13, 2009   -   By hippychick

Here are the updated available baby chicken pullet girls by breed - most babies are at four weeks old.  i was able to pick up a few welsummers, ameraucanas and marans last minute - they are at two weeks of age. i will not release the girls until they...

hot slow season in effect

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Thursday July 02, 2009   -   By hippychick

well it's that time - central texas july - a.k.a. too freakin' hot and dry for the maters to keep at it without getting whipped by the spider mites - time. which means the fresh matermater train is just about to leave the hippychick station with a hopeful...

hippychick's super-d-lovlies *fresh off the farm o...

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Thursday July 02, 2009   -   By hippychick

hippychick's super-d-lovely organic fed chickeny eggs! the chickenchicas at hippychick's gardens provide beautiful fresh eggs daily. *i feed the ladies coyote creek organic feed. they also enjoy organically grown greens, tomatoes and the occasional melon...

yogurt cheese - the slow drip

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Wednesday June 24, 2009   -   By hippychick

now that it's hot hot hot - i begin thinking about meals that keep you cool cool cool. one of my ole' stand by summer meals includes a good herbed or honey sweetened cheese with whole grain crackers, sliced veggies, an iced chilled glass of tea and melon...

hippychick's victory chickens - new arrivals -

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Tuesday June 23, 2009   -   By hippychick

hippychick's victory chickens welcomes the new arrivals next up hippychick's victory chickens - rare and heritage breeds include speckled sussex - developed in the county of sussex in the early 19th century. layer of creamy to light brown eggs...

putting heat to work for me

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Tuesday June 16, 2009   -   By hippychick

upon today's travel home i pondered how could i put this heat to work for me? if you can't beat them join them right? and the first thought that came to mind was bread! bread rises in no time when it's warm out - so i surmised that this would indeed be a...

rare and heritage breed organic fed pullets availa...

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Saturday June 13, 2009   -   By hippychick

hippychick's victory chickens - all birds raised on coyote creek organic chicken feed  the pullets are moving quickly. it's great to see so many folk adding these rare and heritage breeds to their flocks or starting new flocks for the very first...

hippychick's fresh organic fed eggs!

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Saturday June 13, 2009   -   By hippychick

cheers for local organic fed chickeny egg sellers! the chickenchicas at hippychick's gardens provide beautiful fresh eggs daily. *i feed the ladies coyote creek organic feed. they also enjoy organically grown greens, tomatoes and the...

saving water - thoughts for you at home

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Monday June 08, 2009   -   By hippychick

it's that time the heat is hitting hard there is no rain in site the ground is dry dry dry and the garden droops even before the noon hour - lookin g like heat stroke to me time to pull out the back up - time for the early morning or later...

eggs - from organic fed chickens

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Monday June 08, 2009   -   By hippychick

hooray!  the chickenchicas at hippychick's gardens are providing beautiful fresh eggs daily. what's inside? I am glad you asked.  It's only the best for my organically fed chickenchicas. i feed the ladies coyote creek organic feed. they also...

hippychick's victory chickens pullets availalble J...

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Tuesday June 02, 2009   -   By hippychick

hippychick's victory chickens heritage and rare breed pullets available june 13th. these young girls are nearing nine weeks of age. they have been happily raised on coyote creek organic feed. if you are interested in raising your own chickens then give...

open urban homestead

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Friday May 22, 2009   -   By hippychick

come join us for a casual sunday gathering at the hippychick homestead. sunday may 24 4pm - 7pm there will be light eats, friends, creature visits, garden walk abouts and nice places for some slow sittin ' and chattin '. you will meet folk from ...

clown car for chickens

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Friday April 10, 2009   -   By hippychick

the girls taking to the new nesting set up one chickenchica two chickenchicas three chickenchicas uuup! a fourth in line the peanut gallery once again back to the wanderin' bok bok universe

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