Category Archives: chickens

When the grandkids visit the farm

All of our kids and grand kids were back this week to celebrate  grandma’s birthday.  (It was a good week) As things were starting to wind down,   one of the  granddaughters asked, “Can I check on the chickens  one more … Continue reading

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Now that had to hurt

Gathered  these, this morning from our new  pullets. In case you’ve never had chickens before, when a chicken first starts to lay, you will  sometimes find an egg with a double (or even triple) yoke. I think we have a … Continue reading

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My One Weakness

  Farm fresh eggs are my one weakness. (Ever see Larkrise to Candleford?… remember Doras Lane?) Like I was just saying..farm fresh eggs are my one weakness… What’s the point of living on a hundred year old farmstead if you … Continue reading

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Running from the law

Got a thank you note from Dawn and the girls  yesterday. They are back home. They’d been living with us since early April. Not one, but five single females. Now that is a lot of Estrogen. I haven’t mentioned this … Continue reading

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The Hazards of backyard Hens

Posting this for a couple of my regular readers. You know who you are. 😉 Lest you think you’re the only one in need of “intervention”, here are a few recent shots from our place: Son John telling Jake he … Continue reading

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Heritage Chicks are here!

I got a phone call 6:30 AM Thursday morning from the post office.  Our little peepers were in!  Come and get them 🙂 Our new Chicken shed in transit.   Found a John Deere wagon running gear on Craigs list for … Continue reading

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The real deal on being self-sufficient on a One Acre Homestead

The latest Mother Earth News  grabbed my attention last night: “Start a self-sufficient One Acre Homestead” the cover proclaimed: I bought it, because I’ve had an interest in growing as much of our own food as I can the past … Continue reading

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