One of the most important buildings on any homestead is the chicken coop. On our homestead we eat eggs every morning. Pound for pound the chicken coop is the undisputed champion of providing meals. Our coop is located where we can see it from our back door. So when it came time to build it … Continue reading Building a chicken coop, the cornerstone of your homestead
If raising chickens for eggs is the gateway to homesteading, then raising them for meat is stepping through that gate with both rubber boots. Once you have raised your own meat, and see the difference from what you buy in the store, you will never go back. We finally decided to raise meat birds after … Continue reading Raising Meat Chickens, you will never go back to store-bought again!
For as long as I can remember we grew a garden. Over the years the garden grew and grew. We now garden over 4000 square feet of land. But we never really had a homestead until the day we decided to add chickens to our property. They say that chickens are a gateway animal and … Continue reading Backyard chickens and fresh eggs
Little wing is our resident rooster. For several years we have maintained a flock of laying hens. We had no desire to have a rooster and were quite happy with our little flock. But as is often the case in homesteading, opportunity knocks and an adventure begins. These are my favorite times. Research is done, … Continue reading Meet our rooster Little Wing