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Keeping Chickens Safe From Predators

Keeping Chickens Safe From Predators

A few nights ago we had a visitor here at The Way Homestead… a whiskered, beady-eyed, egg-stealing visitor! In all reality he was kind of cute, and probably harmless, but I’m not taking the chance. My chickens are too important to me! I know your chickens are important to you too, so let’s tackle a vital subject: keeping your chickens safe from predators. An Early Encounter You might remember that on the very first night we moved our chicks into…

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Garden Infestation: Cabbage Worms

Garden Infestation: Cabbage Worms

Today I feel like giving up on gardening. My hose is leaking at both the beginning and end of the line, one of my raspberry bushes grew a strawberry instead, and there was a bee on my neck. But that’s not the worst of it! When I went out to water my two small square foot gardens today (more about that method here), I found that my broccoli and cabbage plants had basically been decimated by cabbage worms. Their leaves were more “hole” than “leaf”,…

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