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Farmers Market Finds

My goodies from a few great vendors at the Calabasas Farmers Market

farmers market finds

Almond Milk Latte: L.A. Juice, Los Angeles
Pasta and Porcini mushroom sauce: Pietros Kitchen
Kale: Givens Farms
Pita Chips: (yikes, I forgot to write it down… update coming soon)
Spinach: Kenter Canyon Farms, Sun Valley
Dates: Oasis Dates
Plums, plucots and peaches: Arnett Farms, Fresno
Mulberries: Gerwig Ranch, Fallbrook
Ginger: Young Produce
Celery: Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark
Blueberries: Gambia Farms

The Calabasas Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8-1.  Located on Calabasas Road in Old Town Calabasas.

Lifestyle

Converting our Shed into a Chicken Coop, Part 1

converting a shed to a coop

When we bought our home last year, the previous owners left us this shed in the backyard. For a while, I was trying to figure out if we’d have enough room to have this shed (used as a gardening/potting shed perhaps) and a chicken coop. And the more I stared at it, and the space we had, the more I realized the shed should be the coop! Of course it helps to have a super handy husband who I knew could take on this project. I wanted to share with you how we converted our shed into a chicken coop so you could perhaps take this project on yourselves. It certainly helps to have someone handy around and the right tools, but it’s definitely DIY-able.

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We Got Chickens!!!

baby chicks

I am so super excited to announce the arrival of eight baby chicks to our homestead! I’ve been wanting chickens for quite some time and after we moved to a property with a larger yard, it was starting to become a reality. With spring here, it was finally time.  My daughter and I took a rode trip to Dare 2 Dream Farms, a little chicken ranch and farm north of Los Angeles, and we picked up our girls.

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