Spring Gillard

Bawk-yard Compost

On Friday, Tamara and I were setting up displays at community centres and neighbourhood houses in our three backyard composting pilot neighbourhoods. In between sites, we made a pit stop at her place. In addition to needing some water, she wanted me to meet the girls. Lemon, Puff (the one with the fascinator), Hako and […]

A Chicken in Every Garage

Now that the City of Vancouver is moving ahead with allowing chickens in backyards, I thought it would be fun to revisit the chapter on chickens from my last book. My book was published in 2003. It’s amazing to see how much has changed and how far we’ve come! And not just with chickens, but […]

A Goat of a Gift

Several well-known charities are encouraging donors to buy live chickens, goats and cows as Christmas gifts for the impoverished. The nice catalogue is full of pretty pictures and tells a very convincing story. I admit I was tempted by the idea of giving bunnies that breed blessings for a family in need or a stable […]