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Hi I am Lori Leigh from LL Farm. On our homestead we have cats, dogs, chickens, and cows. I love all things home: cooking, crafting, decorating, antiquing, and gardening, to name a few. My blog LLFarmblog.blogspot.com does not follow just one subject. It is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I invite you to visit my blog and leave a comment or send me an e-mail. I love meeting people that share the same passions that I have in life!
Ever think about raising a turkey or two? You know, for a holiday meal? Broad breasted turkeys are similar to what you find at the grocery store. The ‘broad breast’ meat makes them ideal for special feasts. Raised on our own land, knowing what they eat, how they are housed, and that they have a […]Read more »
We are approaching our second year of raising chickens and our first BIG problem! Until recently, the chickens have lived together peacefully. They have a 6×6 coop and a fenced chicken yard to enjoy. All was good until… One morning a few weeks ago, I noticed that one of the chickens had some feathers missing […]Read more »
Our little chicks are almost two weeks old. They are growing so fast, feathers starting to appear, and they are beginning to roost. Last week on my blog, I had some fun with the chicks. I did a post titled Baby Chic Photo Shoot. Click HERE or on the picture above to see more. This […]Read more »
It’s that time of year. You walk into the farm store and it is the first thing you hear. You follow the sound, and you are lead to little chirping bundles of joy. Baby chicks, all fluffy and cute. You can’t resist. You give in to the cuteness and buy some. Or, maybe you look […]Read more »
Today I want to share an easy recipe for quiche, using many ingredients that you may already have. As the weather warms up so does egg production. This is a great way to use up those eggs. My favorite meat to use in quiche is bacon. You could also use chicken or lunch meat. […]Read more »
With the snow and ice beginning to melt, are you dreaming of your garden? Looking at seed catalogs. Sketching your garden plans on paper. Starting seeds inside. Wanting to feel the dirt on your hands. Smelling the earth as it thaws out. As you plan your garden this year, don’t forget to plan for your […]Read more »
Raccoons and foxes and hawks, oh my! No matter where you live, there are predators that are a danger to your flock of chickens. Most people expect predators in rural settings, but they are also in urban and suburban settings. Most are sneaky, lurking at different hours of the day or night, depending on the […]Read more »
By Lori Leigh from LL Farm When we first embarked on our adventure of having a flock of chickens, we developed a plan. Our primary goal for starting with chickens was the obvious reason: fresh eggs! Our plan to consistently have fresh eggs is flock rotation. We figure every two years we will get baby […]Read more »
Are you worried about your flock for the cold weather that is upon us? Don’t fret! By doing a few things, your chickens will be fine. Remember…chickens are birds, not mammals. Some things to ponder: Chickens have survived winter weather for many many years (before electricity – heated coops and water heaters were not heard […]Read more »