How to Prepare Turkey Feet for Use in Stock

How to Prepare Turkey Feet for Use in Stock

Give me just two minutes and I can explain. You still here? Good. I was worried I’d scared you off with a few harmless little turkey feet. Okay, big. Big turkey feet. Big turkey feet that somewhat resemble dinosaur feet. I get it. They’re not super pretty and yes, feet are gross. We can agree […]

Farm Photo Update

Farm Photo Update

Living on a busy hobby farm provides countless beautiful opportunities for great photos. Springtime is especially busy for us this year with all of the new babies surrounding us: pigs, turkeys, rabbits, and chicks. There’s no doubt that spring brings all kinds of new life, whether it be new animals, the buds on the trees, […]

Preventing Rotten Eggs {What NOT to Feed Your Chickens}

Preventing Rotten Eggs {What NOT to Feed Your Chickens}

I’ve been eating farm fresh eggs from backyard chickens since I was a little girl. Anyone who raises their own chickens feels much pride in the daily treasure hunt that is egg gathering. There’s something extra special about them. Egg-stra special, if you will. Totally kidding. But not really. Bottom line is, we chicken rearers […]

Fermenting Chicken Feed: The Easy Way

Fermenting Chicken Feed: The Easy Way

When it comes to doing anything on the homestead, there is always a cost to consider. And when feeding animals, there comes into question not only the cost, but how to do it in a way that is most healthy for both you and the animal. I had been researching fermented feed for quite some […]

Traditional Homestead Quick Tip: Fast Wound Care for Chickens

Traditional Homestead Quick Tip: Fast Wound Care for Chickens

Welcome to today’s Traditional Homestead Quick Tip! These are short and sweet posts where I share with you a homestead tip that I’ve learned along the way, whether it be from my own experience from that of the wise homesteaders before us. Today’s tip involves a very common problem for chicken keepers: picking. You’ve probably […]

Homestead Shortcut: Composting with Chickens

Homestead Shortcut: Composting with Chickens

Homesteading is hard work. But if you’re like me {and you’re a little bit odd}, you kinda like that. There’s a sense of fulfillment that goes along with using your hands and wiping the sweat from your brow. It just feels right. Right? But I must admit, there are times that I look for ways […]