Animals, Nature, sustainability

Hens and Roosters a Wonderful Variety in my Backyard

My Hens and Roosters

My dream flock would consist of one of probably every breed. I like chickens this much.

animals sustainability hens eggs food urban farm dra martha castro noriega tijuana california usa

I am totally egg obsessed and trying to achieve the most colorful egg basket (and colorful chickens) in my suburban backyard. Seasonal availability and hatchery minimums are somewhat a hindrance, so I’m dependent on what my local feed store happens to carry or what I can produce myself using my incubators by mixing hens and roosters of different breeds, thus getting a variety of eggs.

animals sustainability hens eggs food urban farm dra martha castro noriega tijuana california usa

My current laying birds include Easter Egger, Buff Orp, and Blue Wyandotte. I am getting more chicks next week: Black Dominant Copper and an Olive Egger. I wanted to get a white or cream egg layer. The store is getting a new shipment at the end of the month.

animals sustainability hens eggs food urban farm dra martha castro noriega tijuana california usa

Can’t decide between White Leghorn, Sicilian Buttercup, Speckled Sussex, or… Columbian Wyandotte-just because I want a white chicken and they’re so beautiful even though they lay brown eggs.

animals sustainability hens eggs food urban farm dra martha castro noriega tijuana california usa

JOIN MY PINTEREST BOARD!

inspiration, Motivation

Inspiration Friday: The Soul Of Earth And Mother Nature For You To Be Very Happy Today!

“Mother Earth is not a resource, she is an heirloom.” —David Ipina, Yurok

nature trees earth dr martha castro noirega mexico

When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.” —Cree Prophecy

nature trees earth dr martha castro noirega mexico

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” —Ancient Indian Proverb

nature trees earth dr martha castro noirega mexico

“We all need the same things: clean air and clean water. We have a lot of work to do, but if we can combine our strengths, we can fight for what’s right.” —Jake Edwards, Onondaga

nature trees earth dr martha castro noirega mexico

Beauty, Travel

Creating Minds and Future in Dubai Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai — running from October 2020 to April 2021 — is conscious of the fact, and this week released details of its legacy plan at real estate industry event Cityscape Global 2017. Dubbed “District 2020,” the area which the expo occupies in Dubai South will undergo extensive redevelopments before reopening in October 2021 — not long after the expo closes in April that year.

The Foster + Partners designed Mobility Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020. All photos Credit: Expo 2020

Some buildings will remain unchanged, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed UAE National Pavilion, modeled on the wings of a falcon. Others will be transformed on the inside: The Sustainability Pavilion, for instance, will live on as a center for child and scientific education. The Dubai World Trade Center Conference and Exhibition Center will also remain once the expo closes.

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTER

 THE DUBAI AL WASL PLAZA

A SUMPTUOUS AFTERNOON IN DUBAI

Read more about the Dubai Expo