Mother Earth News and Friends

Mother Earth News and Friends


Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability.

For many chicken-keepers, their backyard flock – no matter how big or small – is part of the family. And giving your feathered friends a home isn’t just about getting fresh eggs, it can also be a way to live with better self-reliance, preserve heritage breeds, control where your food comes from, and more. In this episode, editor Jessica Mitchell sits down for a chat with Chrisie DiCarlo and Holly Callahan-Kasmala, two best friends who are living out the chicken-keeping lifestyle and sharing their wealth of knowledge through their podcast, “Coffee with the Chicken Ladies.” They join us to discuss how their podcast was born, the importance of heritage breeds, accessibility with chicken-keeping, and much more.

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Recent Episodes

  • Ep. 164 Heritage Breeds of Chickens with the Chicken Ladies

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  • Ep. 161 Preparing Your Bees for Winter

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  • Ep. 160 Freshwater Fishing Tips and Strategies

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  • Ep. 159 Can You Have Chickens in City Limits?

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  • Ep. 158 How to Keep Chickens Warm in Winter

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  • Ep. 157 Farmers’ Markets

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  • Ep. 146 Chick and Chicken Injuries

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  • Ep.156 Identifying Poultry and Small Ruminant Diseases

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