Do This and Never Buy Chicks Again!

Do This and Never Buy Chicks Again!

Chicks are expensive.  At our local farm store they are $4 to $7  each – more for specialty breeds. If I drive about 30 miles there is a much larger farm store with many varieties at $3 each  but you have to buy 6 minimum…not usually a problem for me! ...
Till the Cows Come Home…#2

Till the Cows Come Home…#2

Have you ever heard that expression “I’ll love you till the cows come home”?  Know why they say that?  Because the cows don’t EVER come home.  Let me repeat that…if you don’t go get them…. they.never.come.home! Many years ago we had a neighbor...
Raising chicks on the homestead!

Raising chicks on the homestead!

Remember these cute little gals? In this picture, these girls are only a couple of days old.  Chicks change FAST! Each day as you go out to feed, water and clean out their hutch you will notice that the beginning feathers from the day before are longer (usually wing...
It’s that time of year….

It’s that time of year….

I love spring here on the farm.  A sure fire way to tell spring is here is when you find these things beginning to be gathered in the kitchen… Yes, right between the daily supplements and my current favorite cookbook are the first signs of spring! As we gather...