Yesterday I was invited to one of the most fabulous places I have been to in a long time...Winnetka Farms. Located in the very "settled" San Fernando Valley, Winnetka Farms is an urban homestead that has chickens, fruit trees, and lots of scrumptious Italian veggies. Craig and Gary have put lots of LOVE into their farm and it shows.
|Artichoke in bloom.|
GARDEN REMINDER: Mulch is a great way to improve your soil & conserve moisture. It allows for desirable critters, such as worms, to make the uppermost surface area of the soil home. It maintains an area of moisture and protection that is the perfect environment for plant roots. Think of mulch as a protective blanket for the soil. It protects & improves (the nutrient content, soil food web diversity) of your soil as it breaks down...plus it looks great!
|These are Barnevelder chickens. This breed was selected due to its heat and cold tolerance. Not to mention it's beauty. Hens and eggs for sale! Check it out online.|
|What a beauty! She just caught a Japanese Beetle just before this photo. Good girl.|
|These hens eat a diet of veggies and grain. Chickens are omnivores and love to eat insects, grasses, etc, etc.|
|The lovely ladies of Winnetka Farms, Barnevelders. The not as lovely lady (front and center) is the eldest in the flock.|
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