Monthly Archives: September 2014

Siding a Trailer, and I’ve Got Wood

I have been wanting to make removable sides for my trailer since I bought it last year. The time has just never presented itself. Well, yesterday the time presented itself as my mother was able to come watch the kids. … Continue reading

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We Lost a Chicken, Kind Of

This morning I got up and let the chickens out and continued about the morning’s activities. A short while later I heard Attila clucking. I figured she was laying an egg, why else would she be making so much noise, … Continue reading

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Alien Plant

Does anyone know what this is? The pods pop if you step on them and it seems to grow in vine form. The seeds inside the pod are almost zebra striped. It looks like it’s from another planet to me.

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Waterer Improvement, Nite Ize Style

I had been using a quick link to hang my waterer to the chain. It was a pain to have to twist the threaded locking mechanism, especially with a full five gallon bucket in one hand. My solution, a Nite … Continue reading

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Hay Bales and Dirt Moving

I figured the gentleman who we are having bale our field would be coming over to bale today before the rain that was in the forecast. Sure enough when we got home from soccer they already had a crew manning … Continue reading

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Moving Sheep, Cutting Hay, and Other Stuff

Again it has been a lot of little stuff that has been getting done around here.  Organizing the barn(a little), keeping ahead of the grass(mostly), and trying to pick up the yard of rocks, cinder blocks, etc. has been filling … Continue reading

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Sprouting Food For Chickens on $.25 a day – Backyard Chicken Lady

I have talked about, and linked to other blog posts regarding sprouting seeds for livestock feed before.  I ran across this one the other day and thought it worth sharing.  She does a great job of explaining her system in … Continue reading

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Big Red and Minor Miracles

Yesterday I took the four oldest kids and we went to pick up our new rooster from my friend. She had kept him for me for far longer than either she or I were planning so I am very grateful. … Continue reading

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Rodeo Weekend and Growing Flock

We have been very busy lately, with the whole long Labor Day weekend being filled with rodeo. The older boys and I camped starting on Thursday and were able to help out with some of the preparation for the rodeo … Continue reading

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