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By Garden Betty, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Mar 4, 2012 | |
  1. Garden Betty

    My name is Linda Ly, and I run an award-winning blog called Garden Betty. (Country Living magazine honored me with their first-ever Blue Ribbon Blogger Award for best gardening blog!) I write about starting, growing and harvesting organic edibles of all kinds, as well as pickling, jam-making and recipe-concocting with my harvests — all with a little outdoor adventure peppered in.

    I live in a little-known old town on a beautiful, semi-remote coastline of Los Angeles. My edible garden is a 3,000-plus square foot farmlette of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and now three happy hens! (Well, we don't eat the hens, but we do love their eggs!)

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    My fiance and I built our own tiki-inspired coop to house Kimora (our leading lady, a Barred Rock), Iman (a Golden Laced Cochin), and Gisele (an Easter Egger). These long-legged, sassy supermodels moved in on November 15, 2011, as 14-week-old pullets. They often free-range in the backyard and are sometimes accompanied by our two pugs!

    Not only do they enjoy our weeds, but also a buffet of buckwheat, rape, clover and nasturtiums, which we've planted in a salad bar in the raised bed next to their coop.

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    If you'd like to know more, here are a few links from my blog:

    Pictures of the coop, inside and out
    Aloha to the New Tiki Coop!

    How we built the coop and run
    The Nuts and Bolts of the Tiki Coop


    Meet our small flock
    I Have Backyard Chickens!

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