Fecal Float Tests

Fecal Float Tests

The glamorous life of homesteading…following your goats around and collecting poop, then taking said poop and smashing it around and filling with a solution so you can look at it under a microscope. That should make everyone want to homestead right? If you have...
Meat Chickens – Our Costs

Meat Chickens – Our Costs

Chicken comes from the store, all neatly wrapped in plastic, just waiting for you to come by and put it in your cart…right? That is what a lot of people think, or at least want to think. Part of our goal in moving to our homestead was to raise our own healthy...
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)....
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...
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...
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