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Lisa Murano
Gardener/chicken farmer/blogger/mom.
Gardener/chicken farmer/blogger/mom.

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How smart are chickens?
If you've been aorund chickens any length of time there's no doubt you've heard someone go on and on about how smart their chickens are. Some people have trained their chickens to come when called, do tricks and even run obstacle courses . You've probably a...

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How to grow cucamelons
Every year I try to grow something in my garden that we have never had before. It gives us a chance to try something new that we normally wouldn't have access to. There are so many cool fruits and vegetables out there, that I just have to try as many as pos...

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How to grow, harvest and dry Valerian
If you've ventured into the world of herbal medicine you've probably heard of Valerian. Known for it's sleep inducing and anxiety reducing qualities , Valerian ( Valeriana officinalis ) is an easy to grow perennial that absolutely stinks to harvest and use!...

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How to keep your chickens cool in summer
In the hottest days of summer I often worry about my chickens and how they are handling the heat. Chickens can die of heat stroke so of course I want to do everything in my power to help keep them cool. Luckily, it's pretty easy to tell when chickens are ge...

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6 Easy ways to reduce plastic use
Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about this plastic free kick everybody's on. I take a look around my house and I realized everything is plastic, there's literally plastic in every room, on every surface and in every drawer. It's almost impossible t...

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Unique chicken themed gifts for the crazy chicken lady
If there is one thing I get a lot of, it's chicken themed gifts. I'm pretty sure that when somebody decides to get me a gift for any occasion they just think "chickens" in a eureka sort of moment and that's how the gift is chosen. Either that or theres a ch...

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Marigolds: grow your own bug spray (who knew?)
I'm sure by now you've heard that you should plant Marigolds in your garden to keep insects away. While there are conflicting studies and first hand accounts, by and large it seems like many people give it a try anyway....and why not? Marigolds are pretty, ...

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4 coop additions I can't live without!
Admittedly, I have a lot of chicken coops. 5 to be exact. I have all different sizes and shapes of coops. In all my chickens coops I have my favorite additions in each one. Each coop has things about them that I love and things I absolutely hate, but there ...

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13 Reasons parsley is the healthiest thing in your kitchen
There are only a few herbs that make it into my herb garden every year. Parsley is one of them. As far as cooking goes, I probably use just as much parsley as basil which is really saying a lot...cause I have a serious love affair going on with basil!   Par...

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Should you bathe your chicken?
Bathing your chickens is topic that has come up a lot lately. I've recently been part of a large group discussion about whether you should bathe your chickens or not. It ended up getting quite heated on both sides which prompted me to write this post. You s...
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