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 meats....
So you think you want goats for your homestead huh? I'm sure you've heard all the horror stories and all the advice on why you wouldn't want goats. Things like, they eat EVERYTHING, they are hard to handle, high maintenance, and that there is no fence that will...
The temperature is getting hot down here in Texas, Y'all know what that means? Summer, tomatoes, and salsa that's hotter than the Texas summer heat! Our tomato plants have been giving us an abundance lately so what else would you do than make salsa? We didn't have a...
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 aren't...read more
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, gutter...read more
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 our...read more
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 took...read more
Sitting on our back porch enjoying the land surrounding our home has been such a blessing. Over the last few weeks we've been busy in and around the house, getting the renovation work finished and the children back on their studies. Most of our work inside the house...read more