Originally posted on Two Barn Farm:
The population of Monarch¬† butterflies has dropped 59% this year. This is the lowest population ever recorded. Scientists attribute the drop to the destruction of breeding habitat in the U.S., due to commercial farming practices involving herbicides and genetically engineered crops. What does this mean to you? Everything! If…

Reblogged: Buying in Bulk to by-pass big food corporations

In an era of conscious shopping, people are starting to be aware that where they buy their food is as important as what kind of food they buy. Australia‚Äôs major supermarket chains control almost 80% of grocery trade. This duopoly is wielding their purchasing power in often unethical and crude ways that take away both […]

And Goodbye Sweet Girl

Sadly little Pickle’s condition worsened dramatically this morning and the decision was taken to put her down. The paralysis had spread to involve her neck, and she would no longer eat or drink. I ended her suffering quickly and then held her in my arms and cried. It always breaks my heart when these little […]

Sick Pickle!

With all of the wet weather we’ve had in the past two months, it was inevitable that we would end up with chickens suffering from some kind of illness. I was prepared for respiratory infections and or Coccidiosis which are the most common wet weather afflictions. Of course, my chickens being unique specimens, they had […]


Things are changing around here with the ‘dottes and with my life. I don’t like change, and I don’t adapt to it well, but sometimes it is unavoidable. Due to some issues in my home and family life, I have had to disperse my beloved flock of wyandotte bantams. I will be keeping just one […]