I cannot resist chicks. These two are especially irresistible. I received them from the gracious folks at the local zoo and I am hoping to merge them with the gang already inhabiting the coop. I understand that sometimes chickens aren't too understanding when it comes to newbies, but I'll try to teach the older ones some good manners. They are about a week old in this photo, and are still petite. I am hoping that I have a rooster and a hen.
Susan, (the zoo poultry manager), told me she will make sure I get a pair, so we'll see if I need to expand my new bantam flock in the near future.
A Brighter Planet http://350.brighterplanet.com/
I was scrounging around the internet and saw this web site and wonder if anyone has information or experiences you can share about this group. I am in the Green Revolution in my mind and in the beginning stages at our farm and would like to know how to best get moving.
What do you do to to deal with your "carbon footprint?"
What do you do to be green?
We do the following:
- recycle paper, glass, tin
- raise meat chickens
- raise egg chickens
- have a small herb garden
- raise vegetables; tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, pumpkins, zucchini, green beans, eggplant, (mostly enough for summer consumption)
- carpool to work in the fall (Ruth gets 38 MPG, I get 20) OK, it's my farm truck!
- Home AC only when it is unbearable, and then the thermostat is at 76 F
- Whole house attic fan at night to instantly cool home to outside temperature and create breezes
- Slowed down our driving at least 5 mph
- can jellies, jams and syrups last year I did 120 jars total (all have been given away or consumed).
- burn wood in high efficiency wood stove every night during cold weather
- have a 90 percent efficient gas furnace
- well insulated home with new windows
OK, I hope we do more than this.
I want to hear what you do.
I want to be better at this!