Feeding Chickens a Natural Diet

Feeding Chickens a Natural Diet

“Vegetarian Fed” is a phrase I see on chicken in the grocery store all the time and you know what? It makes me angry.  Chickens by nature, aren’t vegetarians.  When left to themselves (though at this point wild chickens aren’t really a thing)...
Simple Gardening for Busy People

Simple Gardening for Busy People

On the homestead in my dreams I have a huge garden with tons fruit trees, vegetable beds, herbs and flowers but lets face it…I ain’t got time for that. We work full time (plus a little more) and just don’t have the time to devote to a big garden....
Preserving the Harvest

Preserving the Harvest

It’s the time of year when our minds turn to thoughts of spring and we start dreaming of seed orders and garden plans…oh who am I kidding? We’re in the middle of straight up blizzard and there are 21 inches of snow on top of my car.  The only reason...

Homestead Goals for 2015

We aren’t big new years resolution people.  We’d rather set some small attainable goals to work towards over the course of the year.  Think of it as our yearly to-do list, man I love crossing things off a to-do list. Our overall goal for life here on the...

Merry Christmas!

May you have the happiest of holidays and a wonderful 2015 Love, Ian, Kailyn, Matilda, Fenway and “The...

Preparing Chickens for Winter

This summer we moved our chickens to a portable coop with a fenced in run.  We had enjoyed having them free range but had lost several to predators and the easter egg hunt every morning was getting old.   For the summer, we parked the coop in the shade under some pine...