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 [...]

our garden a year later

our garden a year later

when we bought our home, we were delighted to find these raised beds right below our kitchen window in the backyard. we had no intention of ever gardening in them, but we thought they were cute and added charm. here's how they stood a year ago. filled with leaves and the original soil and weeds [...]

8 week old chickies!

8 week old chickies!

8 weeks ago our hatchery order arrived! 25 meat birds and one surprise black chick! you can see the insane difference in their size even though they are both only 8 weeks old. we call her Black Beauty and she has graduated from the brooder in the garage to the backyard chicken area. she’s free [...]

looking back

looking back

He was called to this lifestyle way before we knew what it meant. Yah put it on his heart. We never bought this property thinking about chickens or rabbits or goats or black solider flies lol. He slowly led his family here. He is so eager to learn. He wants to only be doing this, [...]

steady faith, steady home.

steady faith, steady home.

we started our little baby homestead in may. it’s humble. it’s beginner. it’s exciting. it’s what we were made for. we are doing it for these babes and all the babes after them. we are making up for lost time; constantly feeling overwhelmed and like we are playing catch up. trying to beat the ever-dooming [...]

our first BABY CHICKS are on the way!

our first BABY CHICKS are on the way!

we just purchased our very first batch of baby chicks! scheduled to arrive September 14! we have TONS, I mean TONS of prep work still to do. In fact, I would argue and admit, we haven't prepped at all. We have tons of ideas and things waiting in the amazon cart, but we haven't pulled [...]