Looking to add to her livestock, Joya Parsons visits a local livestock auction for the first time.
March 07, 2010 Exposed to her parents interest in horticulture as a young child, Joya Parsons grew to embrace her green thumb. “By the time I reached my early twenties, I was bitten by the horticulture bug.” Her interest in growing things was played out on the land her parents went on to buy in [...]
January 11, 2010 Liza de Guia, of Food Curated, shares a new video of two women who have decided to start raising backyard chickens in their urban neighborhood. Though there are some costs, the fresh eggs will offset them. Nothing like a really fresh egg! Go to Original Post…
January 8, 2010 “Several states recently banned specific practices that are common in CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations), taking small steps to level the playing field for more sustainable farms.” h/t @OrganicConsumer Go to Original Source…
Fall is in full swing and Winter isn’t far beyond, I’ve been enjoying local apples, squash and weekly pots of soup. While this time of year usually encourages folks to slow down a bit I hardly have a moment to myself but was thrilled when I was able to recently carve out a little time [...]
Put Your Backyard to Work! It is amazing to me the resources that are now available to those of us who want to do more with our backyards then just have the perfect lawn. The Backyard Homestead, edited by Carleen Madigan is just the primer you need to get started on turning that boring old [...]
EASTSIDE EGG CO-OPERATIVE Fifty Chickens and a Grand Idea By Angela Sanders Spring 2008 Eastside Egg Co-operative member and two Barred Rock hens. Photo by John Valls Edible Portland Magazine: Spring 2008 Issue Early on a November morning when it was still dark, fourteen members of the Eastside Egg Co-operative braved the driving rain to [...]
Check out the video story: Raised On Grass: Pastured Fed Animals New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change from a professional life in Silicon Valley to commercially raising pasture fed animals on their newly purchased farm in Oregon. Ingredients: 1 or 2 pasture raised chickens (cut into serving pieces, [...]