10 dozen!

10 dozen!

just a chicken lady bragging about her egg count. in march, our hens laid 113 eggs! that's almost 10 dozen 🙂 here's some chicken math for those interested. we have 8 laying hens. 4 are mature and have been laying since we adopted them. our other 4 are basically babies! the littles started laying in [...]

when snooping changes your life

when snooping changes your life

i've never told her this (whoops in advance!) but when i was in middle school, i found my mom's diary from high school! we had the day off from school; mom was at work. i was bored, on top of already being extremely nosy. as i sat in my mom's bed, reading such a private [...]

our ladies are finally laying!

our ladies are finally laying!

september 2020 marks the month our first baby chicks arrived on our humble starter homestead. we bought 5 sweet Buff Orpingtons which are considered a very family-friendly bird and ideal for beginner chick owners. we've handled them from day one (even the kiddos hold them gracefully) - and we love how sweet and easy-going they [...]

heartbreak in the hen house

heartbreak in the hen house

our mean rooster killed our sweet rooster this week. we are so sad. and annoyed. and bummed. and angry. a little background. we never wanted roosters. we never purposefully bought roosters. roosters were never part of our plan. we ordered our day-old baby chicks from a large, well-known hatchery. they give a "free chick" with [...]

The Eggs Are Back In Town

The Eggs Are Back In Town

homesteading in the winter is slow and frustrating. I laugh at us (me and my husband) sometimes (even though some days I wanna cry) because both of our hearts are in full-blown homestead mode, but we are so beginner that we have 9 times out of 10 put the cart before the horse on almost [...]

raising meat birds – part 2

raising meat birds – part 2

I'm very very aware that raising meat birds is either second nature to some or foreign territory for most, there's really no in between! so if you landed on this blog post, welcome. I hope you'll stick around! this is part two of raising meat birds. you can read part one here. MOVING FROM BROODER [...]

raising meat birds – part 1

raising meat birds – part 1

today I wanna write out all the things we did to prepare for our meat birds! TO RAISE OR NOT TO RAISE: first, we decided - is this what we want to do? we have several local farms that sell whole chickens for a good, fair price. some of the farms stick to only non-gmo [...]

5 Homemade Food Delights!

5 Homemade Food Delights!

Hi everyone! I had some pretty high expectations for myself this year in regards to the kitchen. I wanted to really conquer home-cooking, scratch-cooking, all things homemade. I still have lots to learn and lots to try, but today I wanted to share 5 homemade food delights I've added to our menu that maybe you [...]

joy-filled prep day!

joy-filled prep day!

as I've shared, we are very **baby new** to keeping the sabbath. and naturally, as with all new and different things we add to our lives, the adjustment has been uncomfortable. I've heard it said, and the Father is slowly revealing this to me as well, that by preparing ahead of time for major tasks [...]