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Month: July 2021

10 Ways to Combat Inflation at the Grocery Store

10 Ways to Combat Inflation at the Grocery Store

If you have been shopping lately, you have probably noticed an uptick in the prices. Grocery stores have been no exception to this. Even though it seems like prices have gone up more lately, I would argue that they have been gradually increasing over the last two years. The pandemic-created shortages have made things worse at all stores, but grocery stores in particular. You might be asking what inflation means and why it is happening now. Inflation is simply the…

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We Built A New Chicken Coop: The Why, How, and What We Changed To Keep It Secure and Multipurpose

We Built A New Chicken Coop: The Why, How, and What We Changed To Keep It Secure and Multipurpose

From 2014 – 2017, I had my chicken coop in a room in my barn. This worked out great for several reasons: proximity to the house, a ready-made room that was closed off from the rest of the barn, and low cost. I used free and reclaimed materials to build nesting boxes, roosting bars, and an outdoor area.  You can check out that build here: Introducing The Chickens! and Homemade Nesting Boxes.  In 2016-2017, we became aware of another problem…

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