Category archives for hens

My most troublesome girl- always getting out of the coop and digging in my garden- shows up this morning with 16 baby chicks! Not such a goof-off afterall. Go girl.

The last common ancestor of plants and animals may have lived 1 billion years ago. Plants and animals have occasionally exchanged genes, but for the most part, have countered selective pressures independently. Microbes (bacteria, eukaryotes, and viruses) were omnipresent threats, influencing the direction of multi-cellular evolution. Receptors that detect molecular signatures of infectious organisms mediate…

Check out this video to see what life is like in Davis, California. If you missed it, dont fret, the Tour de Cluck will be an annual event. Here is a preview for next year’s event: our hens, Oreo and Snickerdoodle.

Grow Your Own Garden Pie

For the Grow your Own Bakeoff, a blogging event that celebrates the foods we grow or raise ourselves and the dishes we make using our homegrown products, I baked a Swiss chard-Gruyere pie. Here is the recipe: First, gather as many ingredients as you can from your garden. In our garden, I found multi-colored swiss…