2015 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis

| 2015 Vegetable Garden, Animal Husbandry, Broiler Chickens, Cattle, Chickens, Cost Analysis, Gardening, Homestead Management


While I find it incredibly beneficial to keep homestead notes and maintain a homestead management binder, my favorite part of keeping records comes in the new year when I tally it all up and see just how much food we were able to grow for our family and how it compares financially to purchasing it. Yes, […] Read more…


In The Box

| Animal Husbandry, Chickens, Farm Scenes


{Farm Scene #17} Today we drove to our nearest hatchery and picked up this year’s order of laying chicks. (The broilers will be here later in the week.) I like to get a “few” replacements every year knowing that just as they begin laying, the rest of the flock will slow down because of the […] Read more…


~Partners in Homestead Waste Management~

| Animal Husbandry, Broiler Chickens, Chickens, Farmstead Kitchen, Gardening, Homestead Management, Pigs


I’m a big stickler on everyone pulling their weight around here.  There really “ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” I’m not saying that everyone does (or that even I always do.) But it’s the ideal. But in a perfect world everyone has their jobs and someone needs to take out the trash. Actually, […] Read more…


~Counting Chickens Before They Hatch~

| Chickens

People who count their chi

Perhaps it makes me a lousy homesteader, but I never know how many chickens we have running around this place. When I’m curious about a general number, I simply have to ask a child. They must be more patient than I am is all I can figure. Now, daily egg totals are a different story. […] Read more…


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