We’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award y’all! Y’all know we blog about homesteading, chickens and chronic illness, and never dreamed we’d be nominated for any award. Let alone a blogging award! Woohoo! First off, we want to shout out a huge thank you to Courtney Neiss over at My Neiss Life who nominated us for this award. While we’ve entered writing contests in the past, very little came from them. Seldom winning or even placing became challenging. Upon receiving this nomination joy filled us!
Archives for May 2017
Our family loves strawberries! We love to eat them raw. We make low sugar strawberry jam. Cooking a low sugar strawberry sauce for cheesecake is at the top of our list too! As the years progress it seems strawberries are getting more and more expensive. In an effort to cut costs and eat cleaner, we decided to grow our own. Planting and caring for strawberries is not as hard as you might think. There are a couple of important things to know about strawberries. They
They key to discovering if you have a rooster among your hens can be difficult. There are two key ages we feel give the most hints. Two weeks old and ten weeks old. At these ages they are starting to roost and their feathers are coming in! What makes these ages a primary age to discern male or female traits are their specific growth patterns and characteristics. Here are 5 key traits to look for when looking for a rooster in your flock! Breed: It
Several weeks ago I collected soil samples from my garden and trekked down to my local county extension office. The sweet lady filled out my testing forms and said I’d receive a letter in the mail in about 2 weeks. The mail came on time and I squealed when I saw University of Arkansas Agricultural Department at the top of my post. I ripped open the envelope like a kid at Christmas. I perused the papers and that excited Christmas feeling left. Here’s my letter:
Recycling eggshells is a wonderful way to benefit your homestead. We collect eggs from the coop every single day. When we cook or bake the eggs we save the egg shells. Say what? That’s right. We save the egg shells. Did you know eggs are pure calcium? Calcium is used for a couple of things on our homestead. The number one thing being our chickens. Chickens need a certain amount in order to make eggs. When it comes to meeting your bird’s calcium needs you