Monthly Archives: September 2014

Garden Update…Lots to Pick

It’s getting to be that time of the year when my ambition to keep up the garden is starting to fizzle out. With the cooler weather it’s been hard for me to remember to water it, so lately it’s gotten … Continue reading

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Our Broody Hen

Oh, those broody hens….how they make gathering eggs such a challenging adventure. They will squawk, get sassy, peck, grab the skin on your hand with their beak and pinch…anything to keep their eggs from being taken. In fact, that’s how … Continue reading

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Easy Veggie and Egg Skillet Meal

When we started homesteading one of our main goals was to see how much of our own food we could grow and raise. So far we’ve raised hogs, chickens for eggs and meat, goats for milk, two turkeys a year … Continue reading

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Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch; Good Luck Counting After!

You know how that old saying goes; don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever tried counting chickens but let me tell you, it’s not an easy task. They move around, blend in with … Continue reading

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Easy Pork Chop Meal

Today I spent a little time in the garden getting some much needed maintenance done. With the weather being cooler and me being busy, I’ve been neglecting the garden lately. There’s a lot of picking to be done out there … Continue reading

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All Things Chicken- Starting Out, Our First Coop

If you want to become more self-sufficient, raising chickens for eggs is a great first project. They’re easy to keep and for the most part, inexpensive to feed and will provide you with great tasting, nutritious eggs. One of the … Continue reading

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All Things Chicken

I think out of everything homesteading related, chickens are probably my family’s favorite project. I know this sounds kind of funny, but chickens have great personalities and are very smart. Before we had chickens, I would have never thought of … Continue reading

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One Last Dandelion

This morning as I opened the door to head out to do chores with Miley, I noticed there was a chill in the air. I told her that it seemed chillier than normal, so she grabbed her jacket. As we … Continue reading

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The Keets are Growing Fast

Since being moved to the barn, the keets have grown a lot and are doing great. Their feathers have mostly grown in and they are starting to resemble grown guineas…

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Our New Keets

A month ago, if someone would have told me we’d be adding some keets to our farm yard, I would have said, “Some what???”, because I would have had no idea what they were talking about. Even if I would … Continue reading

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