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Beginning Homesteading Its All About The Birds

When we first moved to our first and only home 23 years ago the first thing we did was plant a garden. We always loved to grow things and as time went by the garden expanded, but something was still missing.  One day while visiting a friend, we realized what was missing.  He had a… Continue reading Beginning Homesteading Its All About The Birds

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Building a chicken coop, the cornerstone of your homestead

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

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Backyard chickens and fresh eggs

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

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Meet our rooster Little Wing

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