So, as some of you may know, one of our family goals is to own a farm again. (My husband and I both grew up on a farm.) And while all my children will not be raised on a farm, seeing as how one has already left home, but we hope to share it with… Continue reading Small Scale Farming
Two farmers prayed for rain. One prayed each morning, waiting for the rain to come, hoping that it would happen soon, so that he could plant his fields. The other farmer prayed for rain each morning, and while he prayed, he tilled his fields, readying them for seed. Then he planted his seed and prayed… Continue reading Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?
We love our pets. They aren't just animals, but family. And we must do what is best for them. This was our puppy Smokey. We didn't get to keep him for long because I had gotten pregnant and Smokey became very protective of me, not wanting even my husband and kids around me. While we… Continue reading For the Dogs (and Cats)
Every year your chickens will lose their feathers in what is called a molt. This is normal as they need to replace old with new. More often than not, they will stop laying as well during the molt. During the molt, and while chickens aren't laying, they can lose weight which can lead to liver… Continue reading My Chickens are Losing Feathers and NOT Producing
No matter what your chicken coop looks like, how large or small, one thing all chicken owners have in common is the need to keep it clean. I'll be honest here, growing up, we didn't sterilize our chicken coop, I'm sure, ever. We cleaned it out, but didn't do much deep cleaning. People simply didn't… Continue reading Cleaning Your Chicken’s Coop
Happy Monday! Monday's on Organizing Life's Skills, we will talk about Farming, Homesteading, and Animal Care. At this moment, we are looking to buy a farm, but my husband and I both grew up on farms and I will share some of our combined knowledge, along with things I've found online. Today, we're talking chickens.… Continue reading Animal Care on the Farm