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Carrie Cox
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  • Salem, VA
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
We're urban homesteaders, living in a small city in Southwestern Va. We raise heirloom chickens, garden (heirloom & organically), brew beer, bake bread, make soap, and try to live as sustainably as possible.
You can also check out our blogs:
www.thebluenymph.blogspot.com & www.soulonebrewery.blogspot.com
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
We had a wonderful slow meal not too long ago that consisted of barbecued chicken (one from our flock), homemade chili topped with raw milk cheese, and fresh baked bread! Truly a delight.
Currently reading:
Everything I Want to do is Illegal by Joel Salatin & Real Food: What to eat & why by Nina Planck
Currently listening to:
My kids playing, my dogs barking, the chickens demanding more treats, and birds singing.
My latest DIY project:
Finishing the coop and adding a nestbox to our chicken tractor. Brewing beer, and entering our first competition (in the National Organic Homebrew Challenge).
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What the Cluck ~ Chicken T-shirts!

Backyard chickens DO rock!!! You know they do!! And now, thanks to some wonderful artwork by Dreg from All Natural Me ~ www.allnaturalme.com, you can help let other people know that they do too!! Show your love for sustainable and local living by sporting one of these groovy shirts, no matter where you live!

We're now taking pre-orders for our 1st batch of shirts - only $15 a shirt (plus shipping if you don't live locally). The short… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 1:20pm

Fly Gals

This past Friday, October 3rd, we added two new biddies to our flock. They're a breed of chicken called Ameraucana, better known as a type of Easter Egg Chickens since the eggs they lay will be shades of blue and green. We've named them (quite appropriately, I thought) "Easter" & "Bunny".

For right now Easter & Bunny have their own little crate, set up next to the larger chicken tractor, so that our flock can get used to them and vice versa. This is a common practice designed to… Continue

Posted on October 6, 2008 at 7:16pm

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At 3:55pm on October 6, 2008, KIRK BALLIN said…
Carrie - This is Kirk Ballin. Live in Roanoke; work in Salem. Run AgrAbility Virginia for VT and Easter Seals Virginia; serve farmers and ranchers with disabiliteis. Would love to see your family operation. E-mail me at kballin@va.easterseals.com. Thanks -- Kirk
At 4:32pm on October 6, 2008, Cornelia said…
Hi Carrie - wow! Can't wait to hear more about your amazing homestead. Thank you for joining!
At 4:59pm on October 6, 2008, KIRK BALLIN said…
Carrie - Thanks for your reply. I read about you guys in the Roanoke Times. I will try to make the next gathering at the All Sports . It's next to our office. You may know or know of my wife, Katherine Devine, a local artist. Thanks -- Kirk
At 5:44pm on October 10, 2008, Vi Dutcher said…
It was a good one! I used to do the cooking for our family of 6, have a garden, and so forth. However, now our children are grown and gone, my husband is disabled, and I work full-time in a career I enjoy. My husband now does the cooking. He calls me a "holiday cook." :) The chickens are fascinating. We've had blue eggs; delicious!
At 2:14pm on October 18, 2008, jay dedman said…
Definitely come visit sometime up north.
We were thinking about doing a big Virginia Sustainable BBQ in the Spring.
There's also a group of like-minded folks we know in Charlottesville.

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