Month: February 2012

Farmers v. Monsanto

  We have been following the Farmers v. Monsanto issue close and were heartened to see this in our inbox yesterday from “On January 31, 2012, 55 farmers and plaintiffs traveled to Manhattan to hear oral arguments regarding Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, 

Uses for Coconut Oil

Several of the people who left comments on the giveaway have asked variations of, “what the heck am I going to do with all that coconut oil if I win?” That is an outstanding question, and we’re happy to help!

Sustainable Pet Food

Many of us have animals in our lives, either as household pets, working animals or livestock. What we feed them can be a blind spot for some folks in terms of sustainability. Today, I’m focusing on dog food.

Charitable Giving Program

Black Chicken Host is committed to conservation and sustainability. Because we want to protect the environment and be good stewards, we have established a charitable giving program. We donate a portion of the income we receive from our customers to reputable conservation groups. In addition 

White Carpet, White Kitchen Sink? Really?

Judging by a few elements of our home, I can only assume the previous owners enjoyed cleaning. Where there isn’t hardwood flooring, there is white carpet. Also, our kitchen sink is white (well, sometimes.) Prior to purchasing the house, I remember looking at the carpeting 

Our First Giveaway!

How do you like our new digs? We’re pretty excited about it ourselves! 😀 If you like it, too, the theme was created by Chris J. – The Web Guy; he does wonderful work and I recommend him highly. The artwork was drawn by Stephen 

Welcome to Black Chicken Host

We know “living simply” is far from “easy living;” committing to a sustainable lifestyle requires a lot more hard work than buying everything from big-box stores. You have many important things to do everyday, and taking care of your website probably isn’t at the top of the list. 

Mondays with Millie

This week marks an exciting addition to Black Chicken Host’s blogging week – Mondays with Millie, featuring the author of Real Food for Less Money, one of my favorite food websites. Millie’s expertise with creating healthy, nutrient-dense foods on a budget is vast and impressive, and 

“You say ‘SEO’ like it’s a bad thing…”

As my brilliant web designer and I were getting everything set up in the wee hours last night, we were talking about SEO (Search Engine Optimization.) My opinion of SEO is very mixed: On the one hand, I know search engines use algorithms to produce 

Stress Reduction

It’s so easy to get sucked into the insane hustle and bustle of everyday life, and to let all the little annoyances we encounter ramp up our blood pressure, make us irritable, et cetera, and that can carry over into our home life, stressing our