What happens when your eggs are all boiled, dried and ready to color and you have no egg dye? You go all natural! You can easily color your Easter eggs with dyes made with things found in your pantry, like fruits, vegetables and spices. Experiment with ingredients such as red cabbage, blackberries, coffee, tea, tumeric […]
When we first brought ducks to the homestead they were an experiment more than anything. Now, after several years as duck owners, we are more fond of our free-range white layers than we have ever been. Here are 10 reasons why we continue to choose to keep ducks on our property.
If you’ve got hens, sometimes you get a stockpile of eggs. Chickens lay so well in the spring, it doesn’t take long to get several cartons stacked up. We think there’s nothing better than a pickled egg or two with lunch or with a beer as a late afternoon nibble. I make my own and it is really […]
Growing up I loved the “purple eggs!” But forgot about them for awhile, until we got chickens! Before I had people buying eggs, I was swimming in them and needed to find a way to keep them from going to waste. After playing around with a few recipes, I think I may have perfected the […]
After haphazardly collecting and selling eggs, I decided to make a change! See how we’re keeping track of our expenses and egg sales. It’s time to hold the ladies accountable!
Are you looking for a breed or two of chickens that will lay you lots of eggs? Here is a summary of ten of the best egg laying chickens. At the end, there’s also a chart to help you compare the different breeds at a glance.