Strawberry Picking and Jam Making!

Strawberry Picking and Jam Making!

It’s April and that means strawberries!! (Or being in Texas, it could mean March, or February, HAHA). We had 20lb of beautiful organic strawberries begging to be preserved. I wish I could say they were from our own land, but no. We’re working on...
Hand Mixed Fermented Chicken Feed: Our Process

Hand Mixed Fermented Chicken Feed: Our Process

Why bother to make your own feed? Many times you hear the question, “Which feed is best for chickens?”. Most of the time the answer is pre-made, perfectly formulated, and mass produced feed that you find in your local feed stores (organic or non-organic)....
Learning to milk goats

Learning to milk goats

It’s true what they say. Chickens ARE the gateway (drug) animal to homesteading! After almost a year of learning about and raising chickens, we felt like we were ready for the big(ger) leagues. While a family milk cow is certainly a goal for us, we wanted to...
We needed a break, y’all

We needed a break, y’all

You might have noticed the blog (and videos) have been on a hiatus. The last blog post was from March of 2017! And the last video was nearly 9 months (from this posting) ago! They say don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Ooops. A lot of factors went into this...
Raising Chicks: Our experience

Raising Chicks: Our experience

One day in November 2016, we got a box of happiness at our post office…16 fluffy day old baby chicks! Our first venture at raising livestock. The books/websites had been read, our homemade brooder box was ready, and we had a bunch of excited children! ¬†Chicks...
Automatic Poultry Watering System Tour

Automatic Poultry Watering System Tour

We recently constructed our rain barrel and automatic chicken watering system to create a sustainable water supply for our chicken coop and feed preparation area. We invested a good day’s worth of work putting together the rain barrel itself, plus the stand,...
Gravity-Fed Chicken Watering System

Gravity-Fed Chicken Watering System

When we first decided to repurpose the greenhouse building into a chicken coop, the ability to have running water in the coop area wasn’t really taken into consideration. Since then, the biggest hurdle to providing our chickens with fresh water is the fact that...
Building Our Chicken Run

Building Our Chicken Run

We started raising chickens late last year as our first foray into keeping any kind of livestock. They say chickens are a gateway animal and we can attest to the accuracy of this statement. We started off a small flock and, wouldn’t you know it, chicken math...
The Last Few Months

The Last Few Months

We’ve had a busy few months here on the homestead. And, while I haven’t been keeping up with our videos, we’re always doing something around the property. Everyday there’s something to do around here. It’s not always a huge project, but...
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