Using Hops to Shade a Chicken Coop

We wanted to find a fast-growing bine (yes, bine) to help shade our west-facing chicken coop run from the hot afternoon sun. After some research, we went with hops because they are completely safe for chickens, fast-growing and perennial, meaning they come back year after year. I ordered the Top of the Hops Collection from…

Hellebores or Lenten Roses

Hellebores or Lenten Roses are an exciting new flower for me. I suppose someday I’ll have discovered everything but not yet! Their gorgeous color palettes offer a magical secret display when other plants aren’t blooming.