I’ve been wearing pants and long sleeves to feed my chickens in the mornings…in the Florida summer!! Why? Because of the crazy mosquitoes!! [Read more…]
Healthy chickens equal healthy eggs. One of the most important things we can do as chicken keepers is to maintain the health of our flock. Many people turn to medicated feed to accomplish this (especially with chicks). However, I’ve never been very comfortable with that idea…with all of the over use of medication in our modern society – one of the reasons I raise chickens is so I get a healthier egg, and that means one from a chicken that didn’t get fed medication all the time…I mean, there has to be a better way, right?! [Read more…]
If you’re a new gardener and want to plant some really easy vegetables in your first garden, stick around because this is for you! [Read more…]
It’s Spring at Chickadee Homestead, and I thought I’d give y’all a little update/mini tour of what’s going on here. [Read more…]
When you pick your first batch of chicks, it’s so exciting! Even now, everytime I walk into a feed store and see the bin of chicks, my inner little girl squeals! They are just so darn cute! I wanna scoop them all up and take them home with me!
Alas, I have limited acreage here on our backyard homestead. So I have to exercise a LOT of restraint, because we just can’t add to our flock any old time I get the fancy! But over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about chickens, and I get a lot of questions about chicks, so today I wanted to share some wisdom to help you pick your first batch of chicks like a pro!
Ever wonder what it’s like to Homestead in Florida?? Well…let me tell ya 😉
When mama is under the weather…she whips out some natural remedies. Like a steam cup!
Because everyone knows mom’s don’t get sick days! [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a backyard homesteader looks like?? Well, I’m giving you a peek into one of our typical days last week! [Read more…]
When I first started gardening, I kinda just threw seeds in the ground and hoped for the best. Garden plan? What’s that?
…and I got very sub-par results! What I didn’t really fully realize was how much garden planning impacted what my garden produced. So over the years I’ve gotten much better at garden planning, and I’ve gotten way better results! [Read more…]
I want to get this off my chest – you DON’T need to live on ‘acreage’ to homestead. There are actually some pretty cool advantages to homesteading on less than 1 acre.
Yes, many of us dream of that 5, 10, 50, 100 acre plot of land that we can build our dream homestead on, raise cattle and sheep and alpacas and emus….(wait, are those last two just me??) [Read more…]