Ducks are so much fun and a she new adventure that we tried on our homestead this year. They are turning out to be a success and lots of fun to watch! Rainy weather is perfect for the ducks who absolutely love the rain. They love being wet all the time except when they need… Continue reading Ducks
Mint is good for humans and chickens! Read this blog for all things mint!
Chickens love the produce that they receive during the summer months. From the fresh cucumbers, to the tomatoes, peppers, green beans, and even the sunflowers. There is so many advantages to everything that we grow that we always grow enough for our chickens as well! No food goes wasted on our homestead. What isn’t sold,… Continue reading Produce for Chickens
Recipes for homemade concord grape juice and jelly!
5 Fun Facts: 1. Eggs contain choline which is necessary for healthy cell membranes in the body. Choline stimulates brain development and function and helps preserving memory. 2. An egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface 3. A whole egg is about 3 tablespoons worth of liquid, the egg yolk measures… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday August 3
Wow have we ever been busy here! We have chickens of various sizes from babies through laying hens…and well lets face it, once you have so many chickens how do you keep count of them all? We have 24 ducks which are a fun addition. The gardens are planted and growing really great! So far… Continue reading Homesteading in June
Building the Chicken Coop: We built the coop starting in December 2015 and finished around the end of January due to the weather and Zach’s work schedule. I briefly discussed the chicken coop in my blog post Reusing Old Materials To Make Something New We picked a spot for the chicken coop that was mostly… Continue reading Chicken Coop
We have been diligently feeding our pigs and they are getting much larger! They sure do sprout like weeds. As we fed the pigs their usual feed that we mix from grain that we grew on the farm, we also gave them a treat. Their treat was bread. They gobbled it right up! It’s… Continue reading Pigs!!!