The most exciting thing about planning to keep chickens has to be selecting the breeds you will keep. There are so many varieties to choose from: great egg layers, fryers, adorable little puffy things with fuzzy legs and giant majestic creatures. We examine some of the choices with the pros and cons and include resources for SF Bay Area as well as some online options for those of you who live elsewhere.Posted Monday, April 03, 2017 | By Alycia Lang |
It's that time of year again when in a flurry of excitement over spring chickens, we start to plan for the arrival of new our feathered friends.
Between your chickens’ health and building them a happy home, there’s a lot to consider in chicken ownership. Luckily, over the years we’ve collected a slew of resources for first time chicken owners and seasoned coop keepers alike.
Here is our all-inclusive list of necessities and resources to ensure that you start your chickens off on the right foot!Posted Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | By Alycia Lang |
We’re in the middle of the most severe drought on record in the state, and while we are expecting (fingers crossed) a wet winter, one El Niño season is unfortunately probably not enough to end it.
While we all seem to be doing a bit to conserve water (Californians used 28% less water this year than last), one well intended trend we’ve noticed amongst our homesteader friends is the choice to abandon their backyard food gardens all together. While we’d all like to think that the most effective way to reduce our water usage is to simply use less of it (intuitive, right?), it may not be quite that simple when it comes to growing food.Posted Monday, December 07, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |
Win a copy of Karen Solomon's new book Asian Pickles! Chock full of recipes from Korea, Japan, China, India, and beyond, this is an awesome addition to any fermenter's library.
As a special treat, we've included a recipe for Paneer Stuffed Pickled Chiles from the book below. If you like what you see, enter to win the whole book! It's free, easy, and bound to be delicious if you win! ;)
Enter HERE!Posted Monday, November 23, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |
FARMcurious is adding an office assistant to the team! Are you or do you know the right person for the job?Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |
A tutorial on creating your own handcrafted, BPA-free fermenting weights from items you can easily find around the kitchen.Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |