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Urban Farming 101 in TROPICAL Florida.Basics to s...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Saturday February 06, 2010   -   By Tony

It was back in 2008 when a local newspaper published a two page report on my urban farming practice at a local communirty garden that is now history.This is a narrative for the daring urban farmer who wants to explore more on the subject of Urban Farming in...

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chickenybabies first snow on the way

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Thursday December 03, 2009   -   By hippychick

70 percent chance for friday snow woooohooooooo ! this is very exciting for a chicago transplant who thought she would never see the day! and and and it will prove to be chickenybabes first snow truly special i wonder... will they need eeny ...

Victory Chickens - Last chance for 2oo9

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Tuesday November 17, 2009   -   By hippychick

   update 12.03.2oo9 all girls are sold for the 2oo9 season - thank you - happy hollydays to all!   The following are my newest and last group of hippychick victory chickens for the year of 2oo9.  The wee pullets will be...

pretty pretties about the place

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Monday October 12, 2009   -   By hippychick

victory chickens - 10-12 week rare and heritage br...

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Sunday September 13, 2009   -   By hippychick

hippychick's victory chickens - all birds raised on coyote creek organic chicken feed - twelve and ten week old organically fed rare and heritage breed pullets and 1 welsummer rooster. most girls are at twelve weeks old with a hatching date of june 21...

breaking fast the ole' farmin' way

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Tuesday August 25, 2009   -   By hippychick

breaky n' lunchy pretty pretty breaky poached eggs on sourdough toast salt n' pepper lunchy mammywich of slow smoked chicken a preserved peach, garlic aoili , ricotta, dash of honey n' fresh greens simple artful happiness from home   *all...

I thought Indiana is a Farm State

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Wednesday August 19, 2009   -   By Dean

   I thought Indiana was a farm state. Check this news story out from IndyStar.com. Urban chicken movement? Chicken underground? http://www.indystar.com/article/20090818/NEWS/908180375/1001  

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...

Urban Farming Challenges and Benefits in the Hot S...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday June 03, 2009   -   By Tony

Urban Agriculture as defined by Wikipedia is :"The practice of cultivating ,processing and distributing food in or around a village,town or city...It contributes to food security and safety in two ways: -It increases the amount of food available to...

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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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