Thank you all for attending the 5th Annual Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour! We had about 1,000 attendees and it was a huge success!
In the upper right corner of this blog, under the page Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour, you will see some new pages we prepared for the tour. We will continue to add to this throughout the week with pictures and videos.
The most glorious veggie in the garden is without a doubt, the tomato. Right off the vine, a warm, sweet tomato is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Here at BuzzQuack, we planted our tomatoes a couple of weeks ago. It was too early and we suffered some losses as a result. We were impatient and paid the price.
Here at BuzzQuack, we’ve never planted leeks. We just don’t cook with leeks much. Though we are big soup eaters, this year was the first year we tried our hand at potato-leek soup, and the only reason we did was because we found two big leeks growing alongside the arugula in the garden. Continue reading The Big Leek!
Clearly, this is not intended to be a treatise on these subjects, rather, a quick discussion of “pastured” and “pasteurization” as they relate to food. What inspired me was a woman who wanted to buy my backyard eggs. She was very adamant that she was looking for “backyard, pasteurized” eggs. She meant “backyard, pastured-raised” eggs. Because the terms are similar, they can be confusing. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Pastured and Pasteurization?
Even if you’ve never gardened, garlic is a super easy and satisfying crop to grow. You don’t even need garden space, just pot will do. If you have a feed store or garden center, you can buy garlic for planting. Continue reading Plant Your Garlic!
Here in Central Texas, we have been living through an on-going drought. Now, at the end of summer, my once pretty little raised bed garden has been turned rock hard with deep crevasses. Continue reading Planting in the Rain!