A chicken saddle is a simple to make and useful tool that every chicken keeper should have. This is a pattern for a quick and easy saddle that requires very little sewing. A saddle can help prevent loss of feathers from overly rambunctious roosters and can protect your hens from injury from pecking.
In recent years there has been a wonderful movement gaining traction is every corner of the country. People are wanting to know more about the food they are eating, the chemicals they are unknowingly bringing into their homes, wanting to live in harmony with the earth rather than harming it. Fresh Farmer’s Markets are popping […]
You don’t have to go off-grid and live in the middle of nowhere to be a self sufficient homesteader at heart. There are so many things you can do even in an inner city apartment. Below is a list of 10 skills that you can pick and choose from to start working on to become […]
We’ve learned a lot from our first little coop and raising chickens over the years. We learned from the first coop, to build a coop large enough to walk in. Roosters are bigger than hens and need more head space for doors and roosts. But most importantly we learned that chickens are addictive and we […]
Keeping a rabbit colony is the easiest and best way to raise your rabbits. Rabbits love living in group housing and are naturally very social animals. Here are the 5 most commonly asked questions when starting look into raising meat rabbits in a colony and the answers.
When I found out that one of my favorite garden bloggers, Amy Stross from Tenth Acre Farm was writing a book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I was recently given the opportunity to preview her book “The Suburban Micro Farm” and it positively lived up to all my expectations!