farm life

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Country Chickens

Country Chickens

Despite my romanticized visions of perpetually gorgeous views with all sorts of beautiful farm animals frolicking about it's becoming abundantly clear that real life often looks a bit different. Case in point: Country chickens. They are a funky bunch. They are brave and stupid. (Stupidly brave?) They escape the coop and get attacked by dogs. When the survive, they're usually…
You’ve got to be kidding me!

You’ve got to be kidding me!

Oh boy! Do I have a story to tell you!!! It's quite long, a full three chapters, so sit back, get comfy, and enjoy the ride :-) Spoiler Alert: It's mostly about baby goats, but there are a couple of other pieces of today's puzzle I'd like to share, too. 1 - Mama Delivered!!! Late last night, just as Kim,…
New Life

New Life

The ducklings had their first peek at sunshine today! Not only is Kitty giving them just a bit more breathing room, but she actually got off her clutch for a few minutes! Of course, I didn't have my camera on me when that happened, but it was glorious none-the-less! The sweet little fluff balls are starting to push out from…
Homestead Hacks

Homestead Hacks

Alright, serious question here...Who doesn't need a few extra hours in their day? Right. We're all trying to do so much all the time! I know I feel super busy and pressed for time more often than not, so when I come across something that either saves me time or saves me from some stress, I'm all over it! So,…
How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

One of the hardest parts about keeping laying hens is the act of culling them. Hands down. No matter how intentionally we began on this path of keeping chickens or how many times we think about or talk about the process, it just doesn't get any easier. I know I have said this before, but I do believe that this…