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I Currently have 56 chickens ranging from bantams to large fowl.
Silkies, Polish, Wyandottes, Plymouth Barred Rock, Brahmas, RIR, Favorelles, Orpingtons, Easter Eggers, Black Marans, Welsummers, and many barnyard mixes.
Farming, homesteading, and the love of animals defines a large part of who I am. Born and raised in a small town the love comes naturally. After spending ten years in the city, coming home never felt so good. My amazing husband Scott and two amazing children Samantha and Noah have made my life phenomenal. We have two Pygmy Goats "Lucy and CoCo," fifty-six chickens, an Irish Dexter heifer "Daisy," Jersey Steer "Fin," and our newest addition is a pregnant Oberhasli Goat "Ginger". I also enjoy gardening, cooking, canning, and all things natural and organic. The simple life of being self-sufficient is my ultimate goal.
This past spring our local feed mill went out of business, with no fair warning – ughh. Leaving us in a bit of a pickle, to say the least. We went to pick up feed one Saturday morning and found a note on the door stating the property was being foreclosed on. What were we […]Read more »
Possible Winter activities When winter arrives and the safety of the lush green trees is gone, our chickens lose their outside time. See when the leaves are down the risk of hawk and falcon attacks are so great we choose to keep them in the safety of the barn. Though they can move about the […]Read more »
Trade in your heat lamp for a Sweeter Heater this year. The cold season is here for us in Ohio and fast approaching for others. You know what that means right? It is officially time to bring out the heated drinkers, pile up the bedding, and batten down the hatches for winter. My first […]Read more »
Fall is coming, are you ready? It is officially that time of year again when we must begin to prepare for the colder months. The colder the climate you live in the more preparation that will be needed. Where do we even start? There are so many loose ends to tie up before the snow […]Read more »
Last week, I was afforded the opportunity from Hampel Corporation to become one of the first people to acquire The Ultimate Chicken Coop to review and give feedback. Not only did they send the coop but the optional attached run as well. It showed up by a semi! Scott and Noah took the pickup up to […]Read more »
Our adventure in turkeys began with a simple phone call. Ten days ago, I received a phone call from a dear friend in a bit of a pickle. She had left a few days earlier on a road trip from Ohio to Colorado. She called from Topeka, Kansas in need of a favor. The […]Read more »
When chicken math goes to far. So, we have all heard of chicken math. It has claimed us all from one time or another. What happens when the chicken math has gone too far? After six years of adding, adding, and more adding it has become apparent, the addition needs to become subtraction. How do […]Read more »
How to help combat the summer heat in your flock? Chickens, like so many other animals, have a hard time dealing with drastic climates. Whether extreme cold or heat there are a few things you can do to help them be a little less miserable. Try adding a few of these DIY projects into your […]Read more »
Reduce•Reuse•Recycle Wanna make tote bags from your feed bags? It can be any feed bags you have available, chicken, dog, sheep, rabbit, goat, horse, or even cat. Here is easy step by step directions. 1.) I wanted my finished bag 13″ tall. So, I measured 13” + 2″ for top hem + 4″ for a total […]Read more »
IT STARTED LIKE ANY OTHER CHORE TIME When chickens are given the option, they prefer to be out rooming amongst the yard. Working hard at capturing bugs and munching upon the grass. Have you ever really thought about what it must feel like to be a chicken, that’s cooped up all day every day? Even […]Read more »