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V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

The Mouthful

How to Pick Up Chicks

By Ty Bannerman
Backyard chickens are becoming increasingly popular, but where exactly does one start? With chicks, of course!
V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013

Flash in the Pan

Ethical Soup

When chickens get too old to lay, it may be time for dinner

By Ari LeVaux
When your hen’s laying days are over, it might be time to make a tough decision.
V.22 No.27 |


The Daily Word in biker wars, flash flood warnings, a massive prison hunger strike and speculation about Edward Snowden

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 9 2013 8:57 AM ]
The Daily Word

The tone of this local KRQE piece about an influx of rival biker gangs reminds one of an old biker film.

I do not own a lawn but I still want a free rain gauge.

There was more flooding in the Albuquerque area last night.

My iPhone sent me a warning about flash floods for the first time in my life last night. The government knows exactly where I am.

Urban chicken farming sounds great but apparently is starting to result in skyrocketing chicken-abandonment.

A massive hunger strike protesting prisons' isolation policies began yesterday in California.

Edward Snowden might be going to Venezuala according to a Russian politician. And who the hell is Snowden, really?

This U.S. federal court decision in favor of the EFF is an important result of the documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

At the Transportation Safety Board of Canada site you can check out ALL the recent Canadian train wrecks (and other disasters) including updates on the one in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

Osama Bin Laden owned a cowboy hat which he wore to prevent drones from spotting him.

V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012
Death egg!


News for Foodies

By Ty Bannerman [ Mon Oct 22 2012 10:00 AM ]

Lead-lined chicken eggs! Salmonella-tainted peanut butter! You’d better read this news roundup before your food kills you.

The Mouthful: News for Foodies

V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012

Food for Thought

Sunny Side Up

A better life for egg-layers and the humans who love them

By Ari Levaux

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V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

Cage Fight

Is this the beginning of better factory farms?

By Ari LeVaux

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V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Michael Foltz

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An Eggs-ellent Tour

By Melody Daskalos [ Sat Jun 11 2011 7:00 AM ]

Ever considered keeping your own chickens? When you raise your own eggs and meat, you know how the animal was treated and if its diet was jacked up on antibiotics. Get inspired at the fourth annual Chicken Coop Tour on June 11 and 12. Travel to a variety of experienced chicken keepers' backyards (some of which also have goats and ducks) and glean tips on rearing livestock. A few of the stops may even have homegrown fruits and vegetables for sale. A map and more details of the tour are posted on

V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
Recycled materials are sturdy and budget-wise.
Michael Foltz

Mina's Dish

All Cooped Up

By Mina Yamashita

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V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

Chicken From Scratch

When the roosters get tough, the tough make coq au vin

By Ari LeVaux

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V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011
By summertime, you’ll be looking at this.
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

Three Gardens in One

A springtime strategy for maximum yields

By Ari LeVaux
Searching for the best crops to plant with garlic, Ari LeVaux developed a technique called "tossing seeds randomly." He put all the seeds he didn't get around to planting last year into a jar, shook it up and threw them by handfuls. This experiment produced the "garlic patch friends" and a springtime strategy for maximum yields.
V.19 No.18 | 5/6/2010
Corinne Tippett and her farming family

Author Interview

Something to Crow About

Just a Couple of Chickens

By Christie Chisholm

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V.18 No.47 | 11/19/2009
In the absence of feathers, a nice chicken sweater will come in handy.

Ask Ari

Winter Chickens

By Ari LeVaux

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V.18 No.38 | 9/17/2009
Annabelle (top), Black ’n Blue (bottom) and one of the "biological" (as in incubated) peepers
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

Hen Husbandry

My hens wanted to be moms. I did my best to be a dad.

By Ari LeVaux

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V.18 No.6 | 2/5/2009

Ask Chef Boy Ari

By Chef Boy Ari

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V.17 No.42 | 10/16/2008
Chickens nibble on turnip greens from the garden.
Maren Tarro

Food 101

Urban Farming

Eggs can't get more local than your own backyard

By Maren Tarro

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