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
We’re on YouTube!! I can hardly believe it. But we are jumping in with both feet and taking you along with our family for our homesteading adventures on YouTube this year!
Did you know that cough syrup is no longer recommended by the APA? For any children, but especially under the age of 4. Is that surprising?! So what’s a mama to do when her babies are suffering??
Dishes piled high in the sink, and a load in the dishwasher. A random load of laundry in the washer…left there forgotten from yesterday. Kids toys all over the house. A toilet that has needed cleaning for…too long. An extra trip to town to grab a forgotten ingredient for dinner. Grabbing take-out way too often, just because life is so… Keep Reading
Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017. It’s such an inspiring time of year, right? It’s time for some reflection and homesteading goals! This past year was so full of growth for our family. While our homesteading progress was slower then I’d like, we still made a huge garden expansion, and learned so much about Back to Eden gardening (through successes and failures!).
Chicks are cute and all, but sometimes you don’t really have 6-8 months to wait on eggs… Am I right, or am I right?? I wanted to integrate new hens into our established flock this summer, in particular I was looking for some silkie hens. These hens are originally from Asia and are well known to be fabulous mothers. You… Keep Reading
Are you a seasoned homesteader? A small scale homesteader, urban homesteader, apartment homesteader? I’ve got something that can unite us all in homesteading glory. Homemade chicken stock. You don’t need any land, or a garden, or even special skills. You just need a big pot and a stove, and some leftovers in your fridge. Sounds doable, right?
Y’all, have you heard of Kon Mari? Its a method of organizing and cleaning your home, and it is magical! (which is probably why she named her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“) Many of you know that several months ago we had our third baby. What a joyful blessing he has been! Truly, he’s the happiest little soul I’ve… Keep Reading