At the beginning of May, Karl and I took an all-day class about cultivating mushrooms, taught by a local mushroom grower and wild mushroom expert.
For many homesteaders and farmers, chickens are more than backyard pets- they are meat and eggs to feed the family, or possibly a source of income.
Farm fresh eggs: it’s either feast or famine around here! During the long days of summer I’ve got baskets full of eggs and I’m piling
Thinking about making your own chick starter feed, eh?
When we first got our baby chicks, I was determined to be the best chick mother
The winter months are definitely slower on the homestead. We have a lot of snow and cold here in Wisconsin- which calls for spending most
I never would have guessed that I’d turn into a “chicken lady,” you know… one of those. I own chicken pot holders, and I talk to
Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover
We’re in the thick of it as we speak! In the middle of December we started the big kitchen cabinet makeover- our
Egg yolk color: the great homesteader status symbol!
It doesn’t matter if you have a herd of perfectly-groomed sheep, prize-winning tomatoes, a beautiful milk cow,
Our chickens are the heart of the homestead. Their entertainment value is priceless, and they provide the pinnacle of farm eats: fresh eggs. There’s nothing
Not only do they provide us with meat and eggs, but chickens are pure homestead entertainment! Spending even a few minutes out in the fresh