So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have asked my Facebook fans what they wish they had known before they began keeping chickens. The following are some of their replies and a few of my own.
Have you ever heard of a garden that waters and fertilizes itself? We certainly had never heard of such a thing until last week when we stumbled across a short video showing women in Africa building a "keyhole garden." Very interesting read for anybody wanting to start a garden or to try a different concept for the keen gardener.
Many people, from gardeners to farmers to environmentalists, choose to compost for a variety of reasons.�Composting is easy, and it has many benefits for the environment and your own backyard. Here's how to start! via @SparkPeople