Keeping Your Poultry Cool in Summer

Even in Maine, this time of year many backyard poultry struggle with the high summer temperatures.  Some birds are better suited to heat than others: chickens suffer in temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  Geese trace their heritage to slightly warmer climates and can tolerate hot temperatures better, but around 90 degrees they get uncomfortable as … More Keeping Your Poultry Cool in Summer

Making Chamomile Tea

Sometimes harvesting a delicious treat from your garden is too easy.  If you have even a single chamomile plant, you can make yourself a tasty cup of tea with little time or skill required. When your chamomile plant is in full blossom, pick some of the flower heads including the white petals.  Pluck them during … More Making Chamomile Tea