Tag Archives: quail

Jail Break, Locked Up, and New Tool

Recently we had our second jail break by the quail. I inadvertently left the cage open and even though the door swings down they always find a way out. I wasn’t planning on looking for them this time. A bobwhite … Continue reading

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Devil Quail Defeated

You may remember that our quail had escaped some time ago.  For almost one month the last escapee had been eluding us.  More than that, he was actually taunting me.  Just about every morning he would be sitting on the … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect

This past Saturday was another Homestead Harvester day. Our family is so blessed to have such good friends as part of this group.  It is energizing both in what we get done and the community that is being built among this … Continue reading

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Strawberries, Chicks, and Trees, Oh My!

Many times, as soon as I get up in the morning, I will quickly check my Facebook feed.  I figure if something important has happened while I slept it will show up there. Often, the post at the top of … Continue reading

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What do Winter Chores Look Like?

For me, winter chores take a little bit longer than the rest of the year. The sheep need hay, I need to check and make sure all the water is still liquid, and all the animals get more bought feed … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Table

I have been looking for a stainless steel table for awhile.  Something that I could possibly use to butcher birds or rabbits and to put down by our garden to wash off produce as it comes out of the garden. … Continue reading

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Quail Coop

This post has been too long coming.  If you remember I got some free quail this several months ago.  They had been in a brooder in our barn for several weeks and had started getting stinky and dusty, so an … Continue reading

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Frigid Cold and Outdoor Animals

Today was a fairly productive day.  Despite the weather and single digit temps/wind chill I was able to get a lot of outdoor chores done while the baby was sleeping. The only outdoor animals I have had before this year … Continue reading

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Weekend Preparing for the Cold, and a Loss at the Homestead

Much of this weekend was spent preparing the animals, and my work regarding them, for the cold that is to come. Later this week, highs are supposed to drop down into the mid thirties. I don’t mind those temperatures, but … Continue reading

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Free?

I have been finding that when you are open to it, free things have a way of finding you.  A friend of mine had some trees cut down last year, and the wood stacked under his deck.  He asked if … Continue reading

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