A 50 lb bag of feed usually lasts me about 6-8 days served dry. I would long to be able to feed my chickens organic, non-GMO pellet but it just wasn’t in the budget. They roam all day so they’re getting as much organic matter as they want, but I still longed for better pellets. […]
Our experience with raising pigs was a good one. In fact, we absolutely loved having them on our homestead. Our four Berkshire pigs were so entertaining to watch that we soon started referring to our relaxation time on the porch as “pig TV”. The pigs taught us lessons over the spring, summer and autumn and […]
Raising chickens is not easy nor is it cheap. If you are lucky enough to not have egg-eating chickens (or magicians?) you can sell the eggs to help cover the cost of feed. If you are unlucky like me, you cut down on feeding costs by growing your own fodder or fermenting feed.
I have nineteen little beaked mouths I’m feeding right now. Of the nineteen, eight are currently laying. I have two hens who are brooding and nine little babes. If you know your profit & loss math, you can see I’m not in a great position right now. Because I ferment my feed, I’m currently breaking […]
Homesteading can mean different things to different people. One school of thought is doing things the “old-fashioned” way and getting back to our roots. The other school of thought is living simply in a modern way. Many people’s viewpoint falls somewhere in the middle. No way is right or wrong. Today I’m going to highlight […]