Raising backyard chickens to gather your own healthy eggs is rewarding and rather easy as long as you educate yourself on some basics before you begin. For instance, where does one get baby chicks? Is it better to mail order from a hatchery or buy from a local feed store? What is a straight run […]
Whether you mail order baby chicks or buy them from a local feed store be sure you are prepared. Baby chicks need a brooder ready for their arrival. A brooder is simply a container/box or blocked off area that will house the baby chicks for the first several weeks of their life. A brooder can […]
Once your chickens have grown and thrived in the brooder it is time for them to go out to their permanent home. By this point they have gotten too big for the brooder box and luckily they can tolerate the outside temperatures if fully feathered. A chicken coop can be just about anything. Most people […]
We try to grow and can much of our food ourselves. However, there are certain items that we still buy and stock up because it is just not feasible for us to do ourselves. For such items, we made this simple can rack with slanted shelves which easily allows us to rotate our canned food […]
Did you know that not only are crab apples a home remedy for constipation, but jelly can be made from crab apples? While varieties like the Red Siberian crab apple are great to combine with apples for making apple cider, there are also many other varieties of crab apples. Some are more common for consumption […]
If you are looking for an alternative to a cocktail weenie in barbecue sauce, give this tasty sweet and sour orange glaze a try. They are a perfect, quick, and simple appetizer for a Super Bowl party or any event.