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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chicken Tractor--Not

For those of you who missed the segment on the chicken tractor, I've re-posted some pictures. As you can see it is not a tractor at all but rather a movable coop. The chicken tractor idea was coined by Andy Lee and Pat Foreman. A tractor moves and tills soil and wherever you move the coop the chickens scratch and turn over soil, soooo chicken tractor.

However, what you see here is a coop which I designed and built to work in my yard. Since I have few tools and even fewer carpentry skills, I am rather proud of my final product. When the weather begins to change, I'll tackle the winter challenge of remodeling an insulated dog house. For all you chicken fans and hobby carpenters, you'll have to keep up with postings to see my outcome. BTW, my chickens are much, much bigger now. They are almost eleven weeks old and love to perch on the bar I made them as well as the top of the hut. I'm enjoying learning chicken language. They really make some fascinating sounds. I love it when they are content. It reminds me of the pleasure I take in a purring kitten.


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