Monthly Archives: December 2015

Protecting My Trees While Others Go Down

As I write, the storm that was in the forecast is sleeting, raining, and icing outside my window.  This morning, before the storm blew in, I wanted to check off another task from my ever growing to-do list. Before that … Continue reading

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Storm Preparation

There is an ice storm forecasted to blow through here this afternoon through early tomorrow morning.  So I took the opportunity late Sunday night to go and fill up my gas and diesel cans.  It was an overdue chore anyways … Continue reading

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My Solo Cow

Yesterday was a big day for the Homestead.  We sold the steer calves.  It is big because it is the first time that the homestead has produced more than a few dollars at a time.  I have sold chickens and … Continue reading

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Potatoes and Chicken Fights

On Tuesday and Wednesday Homestead Boy #1 harvested potatoes for me.  In all honesty he was getting into trouble and it was the first thing I could think of to get him out of the house doing something that would … Continue reading

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Hawks

I may have to consider building a run for the new coop. Nothing raccoon or predator proof, but a run just for daytime hours. One of our neighbors came over last week with a hen that had just gotten attacked … Continue reading

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Big Coop Recap

In this post I will just quickly recap the recent coop build and put all of the pictures in one post for anyone who is interested.  It will be edited and the posting date changed until I am actually finished … Continue reading

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Buttoning Up and Kids’ Blind

Today was another beautiful day.  This afternoon the temperatures pushed past sixty degrees.  What better time to insulate the chicken coop?  Well, not insulate necessarily, but button up a bit.  There were some cracks along the end walls that needed … Continue reading

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All is Calm on the Rooster Front

Today, actually yesterday by this point in the night, I let the chickens out of the new coop even earlier.  Scooter seemed to keep his distance and I didn’t notice any fighting between Avalanche and Scooter at all.  Scooter has … Continue reading

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Nest Box and More Flashlight Tag

The hens have been laying in various spots on the floor in the new coop.  Every once in awhile they will lay in the makeshift nest box that I made out of a bucket.  Today I added a nest box … Continue reading

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Comment on Blog Hops by 6 Amazing Bath Bomb Recipes – Simple Life Mom

Blogs and Blog Hops I love. Check them out, from prairie farm blogs, suburban blogs, to all out food or allergy blogs. Each one has a great blog hop. Source: Comment on Blog Hops by 6 Amazing Bath Bomb Recipes … Continue reading

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