As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines are beginning to arrive in our mailboxes, and farm stores are starting to sound with the familiar chirp of chicks. Since spring is a time of new beginning, there is no better time to begin your flock. Poultry are a great addition to any homestead no matter the size. However, starting a new flock can be an overwhelming experience to those new to poultry. With so many different breeds, coop designs, and feeds to choose from, where do you start?
- Alexis Griffee
I am Alexis Griffee, a sleep deprived and coffee fueled homeschool Mom, homesteader, mule rider, military wife and a freelance writer. Even through it all, first and foremost, I am a wife and a mother. I am a mother to my four beautiful kids, and a wife to an amazing husband of almost 13 years. Juggling it all can be a challenge at times, but there is nothing I would ever change-well most days anyway. We do real here. My family is not always butterflies and rainbows. Sometimes it is arguing kids, mules that got out of the pasture or last minute deployments. As a writer, my promise to you is to bring it all to the table, the good, the bad and the caffeine fueled life lessons. My hope for this page is that you can learn from both my successes, and mistakes, and that they will help you in your own life. When I get a chance to step away from the Mom and farm duties for a bit, I am a freelance writer. I mainly write for Countryside magazine, but I have also been published with Backwoods Home, Molly Green, Hoegger’s Farmyard, and other publications. Currently, I am also pursuing other writing opportunities as well as working on a book series for young readers. For me, writing started simply as a way to relax and unwind from the long days. Luckily, I have been able to grow my love for writing and share it with others.
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