Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
Since my last update at the end of October, we’ve accomplished quite a bit. I get frustrated with our self-imposed deadlines but then I often forget about how much has to be accomplished before we can do something. For example, our one goal this past Thanksgiving weekend when we had 4 days off was to get the sheetrock in my daughter’s bathroom done. This is the last room in the basement to be done and when it is completed we can call for the mud/tapers. Well, not exactly, we still have 2…Continue
We lost a Buff Orpington hen to prolapsed uterus problems. We tried to doctor her a couple of times, but it kept prolapsing and it was not good. We put her out of her misery. In all our years with chickens this was a first prolapsed uterus case.
Yesterday we lost our 2nd hen - a Barred Rock. We are not sure what was wrong with her. Last weekend we thought it was a condition the internet called "egg bound" - she was acting lathargic and almost broody except not laying on eggs. We…Continue
Well another month has passed and even though we are one month closer in terms of our progress made on a move-in date, we’re still not ready and at this point wonder if the one year anniversary of 11/16/13 will be a feasible target for us to be ready. Perhaps the end of the year is more manageable.
We did accomplish quite a lot when you consider all the dynamics of maintaining two homes and working full-time. Add to that a 45 minute commute to the farm each evening and weekend and…Continue
We never thought we would see this day - when the guineas would go out the door on their own, go down the ramp and go into their electric fenced yard all by themselves (without us chasing them out of the house) and then go back in at night (and several times in the day) before the door automatically shuts.
They are the most skittish birds I've ever seen. So far, they have flown out of the electric fenced yard only once and that was the first day. One flew over, the other 7 called…Continue