Culling old laying hens is not the easiest task on the farm. Heck, are there any easy tasks on the farm? (Shaye reflects… Shaye realizes that no, there aren’t any easy tasks on the farm… Shaye moves on with her life.). Heading into the thick of winter, if one has chickens, one must ask themselves:
Join us in our latest adventure and life snippet: tilling the garden. In case you missed it, I recently showed a video of my new Potager Garden (here’s the link). And don’t forget to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
I promised you, like 100 years ago or something, when we moved to our farm that I’d show you the easiest nesting boxes ever that we set up for our chickens. As with all things in this lifestyle, knowledge is achieved through many mistakes – and Lord knows, we’ve made ’em. Even with regard to
Wash Eggs Like A Boss, Baby. Winter time is not a clean time on the farm. Just yesterday, as I was out throwing kitchen scraps to the pigs, I nearly face planted into the muck after my rubber boots got stuck in the deep sludge. There were slurping noises. And waving arms. And perhaps a
How on God’s green earth have I not told you about Hermoine, Ginny, and Harry yet? (Yes. Those are Harry Potter names. Let’s get over it and move on… because some of us here love H.P.) They’ve been with us for the better part of a month now and after trying to source heritage pigs for
Follow us on YouTube HERE! We’re putting our bees to bed for the winter. Overwintering bees means…honey on the homestead! Check out our video here. We show you what beekeeping on the homestead looks like, plus, why we add a towel to the hive…Watch our Overwintering Bees video!
I used to have a chicken that defied the odds. I always assumed, as a mature farmer (of course), that I wouldn’t take to any of my farm animals as ‘pets’. They’re here to work and they serve a purpose and that was that. But my Helen hen broke the mold. I’ve had very few