What ARE pastured eggs? There is so much confusion when it comes to purchasing eggs in the United States. Should we buy free range, cage free, natural, vegetarian-fed, hormone free, antibiotic free, or organic? Or are those just clever labels to garner a few more pennies at the check-out?
The confusion comes from the fact that most of these terms have very little regulated meaning. Sigh. Continue reading “Pastured eggs: Cutting through the confusion”
She started her life in 1968 as a two-horse trailer. From all her scrapes, gouges, and bends, it’s clear that she must have lived a busy life before she came to A Little Farm.
But this quinquaginarian is just at the beginning of a new chapter as we give her renewed purpose as carrier/protector/home for 70 chickens–our mobile chicken coop. Continue reading “Gertie gets a new life”
I don’t know why she’s “Gertie”. It just felt right.
Anyway, here is our new old 2-horse trailer. She’s a beautifully worn 1968 model with an unusual center front door over the tongue.
Why did we buy a horse trailer if we have no horses?
This little beauty will be transformed into our first mobile chicken coop. We’ll open up the inside, hang some nest boxes on the sides, install roost bars, vents, and an automatic door, and we should have a great little coop-on-wheels that we can move around the property. Continue reading “Gertie, the horse trailer who wanted to be a chicken coop”