With our new routine we didn’t have the time to collect leaves in the fall, like we have in the past. So I was happy to fine a good deal on a large round bale of straw to mulch the garden with. I don’t know who was more excited… me finally getting the garden mostly mulched… or the kids getting to destroy the bale… or the chickens getting to scratch around in it. One they for sure, a HAY day was had by all!
We’ve had our first hard freeze so our gardening season has come to an end, but for the chickens, the work is just beginning!
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.