As I write this, there’s less than one week left of 2018! Can you even believe that? The year started out pretty rough for me, but it’s turned out to be one of the best years. And as I’ve been looking back, I found I really wanted to share some of my favorite things from 2018. My favorite products, books,… Keep Reading
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.
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… Keep Reading
Ever wonder what it’s like to Homestead in Florida?? Well…let me tell ya 😉
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!
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!
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… Keep Reading
Last week I was dumb. I left the gate open to the chicken run…in my defense it was “closed” just not locked…but the sneaky hens managed to swing it open and escape! And well, as you can tell from the title of this post – it resulted in me needing to use some natural chicken first aid…
What do you do with your old eggshells?! You could compost them and use them in your garden – which is great! But what I like to do is feed the eggshells back to our hens. This is an awesome natural calcium supplement for the hens – which is really important if