We had laying hens for a bit before I wondered if it was possible to raise meat chickens and be more self-reliant, even though we live in the city. We experimented by raising a small batch of Cornish Cross. That first batch definitely had its good points and its bad points. All in all I […]
If you are interested in becoming more self reliant and living off grid, you will want solutions for preserving meat without a refrigerator or a freezer. One method is canning, but that can be energy intensive. Another great option for preserving meat is through making jerky. Jerky has limited uses though, so when I found […]
Homemade tortillas take a little bit of practice, but are so yummy and much healthier than anything you can buy in a store. Here’ is a simple homemade tortilla recipe for you.
There are advantages and disadvantages to raising heritage breed meat chickens instead of the popular Cornish Cross broilers. There were some things I definitely preferred about raising the heritage breed over the cornish cross but there were also some drawbacks.
When people think about backyard chickens, usually they imagine keeping them in a coop and run enclosure. There can be a lot of benefits to that set up, such as meeting code requirements, or protecting your birds against predators. However, there are some real benefits to letting your hens graze on their own private urban […]
Did your washing machine kick the bucket and you need all your cash for the new one? Or maybe you don’t want to haul a bunch of rowdy kids and all their laundry out in public (been there, not done that!). Maybe you live in an apartment and are tired of feeding quarters to the […]