In this homesteading, natural living, real food life, we are all about growing our own food. We choose to pasture raise livestock for our meats and dairy. Like many others, we believe that this is the healthiest option for our family. This is part of why we started farming in the first place.
In mine and my husband’s continuing effort to be more self-sufficient, less dependent on grocery stores, and have more control over what we eat, we started raising meat chickens this past spring. A free ranging meat bird would not have worked in our situation at the time; we were living in a rental house with […]
Here we are beginning of January and I’m already dreaming about spring while planning the garden, fencing, and spring animals. This will be our first spring here at the new house, and true to form I have about a zillion plans that I’m itching to execute. It isn’t as easy as rototilling some ground for […]
Have you purchased or priced out a locally raised free range non-gmo/soy free turkey for Thanksgiving? Well, they can be a on the higher end of our budget. This year we decided we would raise our own Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkeys. We will also sell a few and have a couple left in the freezer […]
We want our chickens to be on pasture but we’re worried about the local predators like eagles. So, we built some chicken tractors and this is how we did it.
Step by step we are growing and adding to our homestead. We have wanted to raise our own meat chickens for quite some time now. We planned to implement the pastured poultry method. We would modify and use the chicken tractor that we were given with our third flock of layers. Our raising method would […]