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Raising backyard poultry in the city.


The Buckley Homestead

If you live in or around Colorado Springs, you know Ed and Allison Buckley.  Buckley’s Homestead Supply has become a beacon for the homesteading community in Colorado Springs, and their easy going, “we got this” style is subtlety infectious. Ed and Allison have built a business and asset for the community, while at the same […]

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Chickens In The Winter – How To Keep Your Ladies Happy & Healthy In The Deep Colorado Cold

Spring and autumn in Colorado are often fleeting and unreliable.  Sometimes fall lasts late (like this year), and sometimes winter comes early.  What is absolutely undeniable is that winter is coming, and from my experience in the past is usually arrives with some element of surprise.  It seems like no matter how often winter sneaks […]

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Backyard Farming In Suburbia

There are times when I’m invited to come see someone’s backyard farm because they need some advice, a little encouragement, and maybe a tweak to their design. That is typically why I’m invited over to see someone’s set-up, and that’s perfect because I so enjoy helping folks with their design and build. And then there […]

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Meet The Smith Family

This week I want to introduce to an urban homesteading family in Colorado Springs – Brian, Christy, Megan, Bryson, and little Luke Smith.  I had the absolute pleasure of spending some time with the Smith family at their northeast Colorado Springs urban homestead, and I was so impressed by what I saw.  I shot several […]

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The Best Recipes For A Backyard Farm – All In One Place

Earlier this year I made you a promise that I would provide you with seasonal, homegrown recipes that you could create from things you raised or grew in your backyard.  Well, I’m here to tell you that I will not be keeping that promise.  ‘Ever had that experience where you set out to do something, […]

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Livin’ With Wildlife: Reminders For The Season

If you live along the Front Range, you will have wildlife in or around your backyard farm.  No doubt.  The question then become what to do about said wildlife.  The answer?  Prevent encounters whenever possible, manage encounters once they occur.  Here’s how we do that: We have a dog – very handy for alerting and […]

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