Category: Seasons

Winter Solstice and Why It Matters to Chicken Keepers

We’ve made it! It’s December 21, the winter solstice. Although I am not a big fan of the shorter day length and winter in general, the dynamics of how our big Earth is put together never ceases to amaze me. Our days will be noticeably longer a month from now and that makes me hopeful for spring. How does this relate to chicken-keeping?

The Farm in Winter, How We Deal With Off-Season Boredom

What do market farmers do in the winter months? Find out how Chris and Marie Nichols, owners of Rusty Plow Farms stay busy when not growing food.

Farewell, Summer

It’s September 21, and as I write this blog post, I glance out my window to see the early morning fog just beginning to lift and the sun rising to reveal the new day.  It’s […]