We have been raising our own meat birds for years. It was a natural progression from raising laying hens. We raise cornish crosses and raise about 25-50 birds a year. We also butcher our own birds. This allows us to to see these birds go from chick to table. When the recent pandemic started we … Continue reading Raising your own chicken dinners
We have all been there. We have big plans for the weekend, and have spent the entire week looking forward to it. Early in the week, we see a few raindrops for Saturday in the forecast, but we are still hopeful. The chance of rain percentage goes from 30 to 90, and by Friday they … Continue reading Rainy Day Pursuits
When we made the decision a few years ago to try and raise and grow all of our own food on our precious little homestead, we never knew how much we would take pride in using every little bit of every fruit, vegetable and even animal. If you follow us regularly, you know that this … Continue reading Home Made Turkey Stock, how to make your own liquid gold
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!