7 Heavenly Hens GARDEN | blog

We are an urban homestead based on natural, holistic and sustainable principles. Our livestock includes chickens & honey bees and we cultivate fruits, vegetables and kitchen herbs.

07 – The end of our urban farm?; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

The last couple of years here at our urban farm have been eye opening for our family. Raising our own fruits, vegetables and herbs that were nourished from compost we … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

06 – Composting; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

Auto-pilot. That is the best way to describe how we collectively make compost here at 7HH-G. A recycled plastic coffee container (a large one from Costco) is what we use … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

05 – Honey bees; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

The 7HH-G honey bees in our Warre hive had a very successful year. First and foremost, they made it through the winter successfully and expanded their numbers in the spring … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

04 – The potager; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

“A potager is a French term for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. The historical design precedent is from the Gardens of the French Renaissance and Baroque Garden à la … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

03 – Sowing seeds indoors; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

One of the key steps we take to get our vegetables, herbs and flowers off to a great start is sowing seeds indoors. We grow 75% of all the plants in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

02 – Urban chickens; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

  They will turn 2 years old this coming April 2016.  Our chickens have been quite a hoot. We received them as day old chicks in the mail – hand … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

01 – Conferences / Public outreach / Recognition; The Year in Review at 7HH-G

2015 was a busy year for our family and myself when it came to our overall progress with our urban farm. We got to practice public outreach, attended conferences and received some recognition … Continue reading

December 25, 2015 · Leave a comment