Eggshells & Some Seed Updates

| March 12, 2016

One of the most valuable things that our chickens provide us with are eggshells. We use a coffee grinder to crush our eggshells into a very fine powder and use it as a calcium supplement for the chickens. So the eggshells are essentially just going in one large circle from egg to powder to egg […]

Automated Chicken Coop

| March 2, 2016

I mentioned yesterday that we have made our chicken raising a bit easier by automating some things. I built an automatic door opener using a motorized car antennae last November and it has worked flawlessly since then. When it gets to 15 F or below, it does have some problems going up but the chickens […]

Chickens!

| March 1, 2016

We were so busy last year taking care of our new chicken flock…that we never even put out a blog about them! Well here is our announcement. We’ve had chickens since last spring! By now they are fully grown and doing great. We have 10 hens and 2 roosters and they all get along very […]

Weekend Projects

| January 20, 2015

The weather here, at our little homestead, was quite phenomenal all weekend long. We’re talking about sunny days with temperatures in the 40s. The sun lured us out of our blanket cocoons to do some much needed garden work! The apple trees were our very first task. Right now is one of the best times […]

Chicken Coop Move

| November 20, 2013

One of our big projects this past summer was to move the chicken coop.  Yes!  We have a chicken coop that was already here when we moved in.  It’s large, red, and has some beautiful windows to face south.  I am in absolute love with it, but it does need a face-lift.  That’s another story. […]