Our Bantam ‘Puffy’ Wants to be a Mommy

We have had Puffy and Fluffy for several months now. They are beautiful Bantam Wyandottes, with silky white feathers, and elegant black and grey collars and tail feathers. The main reason we purchased this pair of bantam hens was because of their tendency to go broody. And they have not disappointed. Puffy has already gone broody […]

Our Rooster Speaks English (What does Your Rooster Speak?)

  It’s official… the month old Rhode Island Red/ Americana chick we purchased several months ago is a rooster. We had recently observed other signs and behaviors that indicated this possibility. A deep red comb and waddle that grew more quickly than the ones of our pullets; a disinterest in the nesting boxes; and most recently, an attempt […]

Grow. Cook. Eat. Share. Turns One!

Today is the first blog-iversary for Grow. Cook. Eat. Share. We’ve been pretty busy around here this past year. For those of you interested, here are some highlights from our family’s activities and experiences this year. Our Celebrations Our baby turned two this year. Which means I no longer have a baby. A stage in my life is over, and we are […]

Week Three: An Update on the Girls

In the past three weeks, our family has had a lot of fun cuddling and caring for our little flock. Each of the chickens now has a name, and because of this they have most certainly been spared from the pot. While we are raising them for purely practical purposes, these beautifully adorned hens have become our pets. […]

A Lazy Saturday Getting to Know the Girls

Today, our family welcomed seven beautiful backyard layers into our yard and into our lives. I understand that it won’t all be wonderful as we will face many ups and downs with keeping animals. But today, we will simply sit back and enjoy it all, as we watch the girls get to know their new home. One felt so comfortable that she popped out an egg […]