One of the first things I did when I got my first flock of chickens was to train them to come when I called them. I let my chickens free range and by training them, I know that I will be able to call them back to their coop whenever I want to. It’s truly […]
The other day I was sitting in my yard, watching the hen Annabelle lead her four fluffy chicks into the woods. As I watched this first time mom and her quickly growing family, I thought about my own children. Hens have justly earned their reputation as excellent mothers, protective & loving. I realized there is […]
How many of you are looking for ways to save time on your homestead? I’m raising my hand. Some days it seems like there are never enough hours. Am I right? One way that we try to save precious time around our homestead is by striving for a simpler life. But sometimes homesteading doesn’t really […]
Choosing the right egg laying chicken breeds for your backyard is an overwhelming task. There are literally hundreds of chicken breeds available and they all lay eggs. When you are looking for a hen that lays lots of eggs, you need a layer breed rather than a meat or dual purpose breed.
In our modern society, many of us have become so removed from our food that there are lots of myths swirling around about eggs. One of the most common (and unlikely!) fears surrounding eggs is that you could pull an egg from the fridge, crack it open and out pops a fully or partial formed […]
“Don’t try to do it all today. On the other hand, don’t throw your arms in despair because you can’t do everything and then decide to do nothing. Every little bit helps….Sustainability is a journey.” ~Homegrown and Handmade At Homestead Bloggers Network, part of our mission is supporting a more self-sufficient lifestyle, by supporting […]