Category Archives: education

Neem oil to control chicken lice – a.k.a. I am such a geek

Yesterday was sunny and ‘warm’ (45 F), so rather than watch the Superbowl, we treated our chickens for lice. After talking with fellow members of the Seattle Farm Co-op, I opted for the soapy bath with neem oil treatment in … Continue reading

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The many signs of rooster

Just like humans, chickens are all the same when they are babies. Boy or girl, they squeak and chirp, and cling to their mom. But chickens grow up quickly. The definitive sign of a rooster is its ‘co-co-co-rico!’ when it … Continue reading

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Olla Class – Registration Now Open

If you were interested when I posted the olla class a month ago, you can now register for it online: Register for olla handbuilding class at SSCC

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Urban Birds – 6 species in 6 minutes!

It is a cold rainy January morning here in Seattle. I realize that several of those words are redundant. ‘It is January in Seattle’ would have sufficed.  There is nothing special about today; a hard rain all night, and a … Continue reading

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