Just a little update on the latest happenings around the homestead.
We have an awesome surprise in the garden… it’s something Miley has been waiting for for a long time.
More chicks have hatched… where do we keep them? Who should do the chores… should they be considered rabbit chores or chicken chores?
One hen and her chicks… another broody hen hatching out chicks… a stormy night… where should we put all these chicks?
Finally got my garden in and mulched so I thought I’d give you a tour of it while it’s still looking good.
Why did we decide to keep chance? Watch and find out…
The tomatoes aren’t looking so great so it’s time to get them planted. Dylan’s been doing more work on his go cart and it’s starting to take shape.
Just a little update on what’s growing in the garden. Also, we’re trying to figure out the best approach to getting the garden ready for planting.
In this video I’m canning some chicken from the meat birds we raised….
Our chicks arrived in the mail! There was a surprise we weren’t expecting in our order….
This wind!! It’s been blowing non stop for days which has made it impossible to get much done outside. So instead we’re staying in and making bath bombs and slime.
We’ve been wanting to venture into meat rabbits but are unsure if it would be something we’d like to do. Instead of getting a buck we’re taking our rabbit back to the place we got her to have her bred, that way we can try it one time to see if it would be something we’d want to continue to do.
Our eggs are 8 days along so we’re candling them. We made guesses on whether or not each egg is fertile and plan to see if we’re right once they hatch. Let us know what you think.
A bunny who doesn’t want to be filmed… Neville gets lost… and a trip to the creek for leaves… lots happening on the homestead today!
The ice storm is still heading our way. We’re as prepared as we can be but not ready for it at all.
There’s a big ice storm predicted for our area so I’m starting to get a plan of action and figure out the best way to prepare.
It’s that time of the year when all the fun catalogs start coming in the mail! We got our chicken catalog the other day and have decided it’s time to get our chick order in so we can be sure what we want is available at the time we want them to arrive.
Even though we don’t quite have our fence and coop ready to put the chickens in the garden yet, doesn’t mean we can’t go ahead and encourage the chickens to hang out in the garden as much as possible. I’m feeding them their soaked grain every morning in hopes it will make them want to spend more time in the garden. After our one really nice day, it turned really cold so we haven’t been able to do more in the garden. I decided to take advantage of having to be cooped up in the house by getting the Christmas tree taken down.
I’ve been watching Justin Rhodes’ channel and have been inspired to try putting the chickens in the garden. He uses his chickens to work up the soil and help beak down the mulch. I’m hoping to get them moved in with in the next couple weeks that way they will have plenty of time to get the garden ready by planting time.