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Friday filibuster

Hiya. It’s been a couple of weeks. I’m a hopeless blogger in that I lose track of days and then it’s a week between blogs and before you know it, October’s here already. 1,072 more words

Family Stuff

Chicken house design aspects

Hi All,

A new video loaded to our youtube channel that covers aspects of chicken coop or roost design that can be applied to both mobile and fixed constructions. 15 more words


What Kind of Poultry Should I Get?

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a big fan of geese on the homestead, but there are plenty of other birds to consider if you’re starting a farm.   1,639 more words


The Chickens of Our Farm

I think this week would be a great time to introduce you to the various chicken breeds we currently keep on our farm.  Apart from a quad of Lavender Orpingtons, I do not have any two chickens of the same breed and I love the unique qualities of each bird.   678 more words

Backyard Chickens

2015 yearly roundup

Another year has passed in the mountains and I’m pleased to report that after the wetter 2014, this summer was the expected ‘hot’ mediterranean heat that lasted for 3 months. 881 more words

Mountain Life

Lighting Your Coop

There’s plenty of debate among chicken keepers as to whether or not to light their coops in the winter months.  This time of year the days are shorter and the temperatures are not getting any warmer, but does that mean you should consider supplemental light in your chicken house?   608 more words


Meet the Ladies

It probably comes as no surprise to you all that I have still been pretty busy.  Thankfully, I am feeling like I have a hold on things enough that I do not feel overwhelmed when my alarm sounds in the morning.  356 more words