Homesteading

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New Chicken Yard With A Permaculture Twist

I like to give my backyard chickens plenty of room to move about in but there are a couple of downsides to letting them free range throughout the whole yard. I’m going to use my skills as a Permaculture Designer to create a chicken friendly yard for them!

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The Homesteader Gift Guide (For The Winter Holidays or Any Time of Year)

Holiday shopping is tough and my family found it hard to buy me things as gifts recently because they didn’t know what I would like.  My husband bought 3 pairs of wellies for me to wear in winter around the homestead but none of them were right!  So to aid my family and anyone else who has homesteading friends here is homesteader gift guide for the winter holiday of your celebration or any other time of the year!  There’s sure to be something for the homesteader, knitter, brewer, gardener, crafter, carpenter or novice smithy in your life! Read More

How to insulate a pre-fab chicken coop

How to Insulate a Prefab Chicken Coop For Under $10

Do you need to winterize your chicken coop?  Do you own a store bought chicken coop?  I’ll show you in this post will show you how to insulate a prefab chicken coop for less than $10.

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Winterizing the Chicken Coop A Year Later

The chilly nights are drawing in, the smell on bonfires are in the air, the mountains are an explosion of color and the leaves in my garden are beginning to fall.  All this means one thing: it’s time to winterize the chicken coop.

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How to cull a chicken

Death To The Chickens! Why We Killed One Of The Flock

Culling chickens may be unthinkable to some urban homesteaders who view their flock as pets and part of the family.  Find out why we decided to kill a chicken from our small backyard flock. This post does not show any killing or processing of animals.  It talks about the killing process and why we culled a bird.  Reader discretion is advised.

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How to Grow Like a Pro By Getting Organized in the Garden

With the end of summer drawing near many homesteaders and gardeners thoughts turn to fall and winter gardening to grow produce 365 days a year and being frugal at the same time!  Whilst anyone can grow throughout the fall and winter, the most successful are those who are organized.  Read on to find out how you can get organized in your homestead and garden.
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Cannibalism and feather pecking in backyard chickens

Cannibalism In Backyard Chickens

Feather pecking and cannibalism is a real thing in chickens.  In a final blow in a really bad week after losing Bubba, we had to cull Ruby.

This post is going to show you what to look for in your flock so you can break the habit before it gets out of control and ends up with the loss of a bird. Read More

HOMESTEADING AND GARDENING GOALS FOR 2017

2017 Homesteading Goals

Dear Readers,

I have many new goals I want to achieve this year in the garden, around the homestead and as a blogger which I thought I would share with you so you know what is likely to be coming up this year on the blog and to inspire you to set some homesteading goals.

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