Long Overdue Update

Long Overdue Update

This is a long overdue update on the Clucking It Up Farmstead It seems like the last several months have just been haywire around the farmstead and I suppose that’s the excuse I’m gong to use for this long overdue update. We began our move back in late October andRead More…

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Passionflower or the Maypop

Passionflower or the Maypop

Our next multipurpose plant is the Passionflower or the Maypop. Native to the Southeastern United States, it’s hardy to ZERO degrees Fahrenheit. (That’s too cold for this white girl.) The passionflower or the maypop has a exquisite an exotic bloom with a lemony scent. The flowers tend to attract bees, butterfliesRead More…

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Rudy the Range Rooster

We’d like to introduce to you, Rudy the Range Rooster. He’s our sweet little guy that is “taking care” of our girls. He’s a funny little guy with a crooked butt. His tail feathers are cock-eyed and he looks a little odd when he runs about.  See Rudy the RangeRead More…

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Maximilian Sunflower

Sunflowers are my all time favorite flower. They seem to me to be a happy flower , always looking towards the sun. Sunflowers are typically an annual plant, however the Maximilian Sunflower is a perennial (meaning you don’t have to replant every year). “Keep your face to the sunshine andRead More…

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Multipurpose Plants

Discover a world of multipurpose plants for your courtyard, terrace, patio or garden. ¬†Each plant modifies it’s environment in some form or fashion. These changes can either support or destroy what is nearby. When we recognize that plants don’t generally stand alone it affects how we plan and place everyRead More…

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Beginning Hydroponics

Something we have become interested in is hydroponics and aquaponics. This is beginning hydroponics 101. We are experimenting with several different models. All on the CHEAP side, using what we have on hand or can purchase relatively inexpensively. We started all of our seeds in dirt (later to be washedRead More…

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Beekeeping in the Spring of 2015

This is a subject I am so excited to begin. We are looking to begin beekeeping in the spring of 2015. We have a friend over at Redstone Queen Bees that is going to teach us what we need to learn. He has recommended that we start with picking upRead More…

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