Monthly Archives: April 2015

Loss of a Chicken

Just a little more than two months ago I shared about the death of my chicken affectionately called the big chick in Death of a Chicken. Now all too soon I have lost another chicken. This time it was my little Cher. I named her Cher because she reminded me of an 80s rock star. Continue reading

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Hot Weather Gardening Tips

If you live in a hot climate like we do, having a good garden can be extremely challenging. Where we live, the temperatures commonly climb into the triple digits throughout the summer and stay there. At these temperatures most gardens die and traditional gardening methods fail. Below are some tips that we currently use to have a luscious garden even through the hot summer months. Continue reading

Our First Pullet Egg

I have been waiting for our two pullets to lay their first eggs and it finally happened for one of them. Continue reading

DIY Easy and Cheap Chicken Nesting Boxes

The nesting boxes are working well for us. Today both boxes were in use.

Faithful Homesteader

fullcoop - CopyIn an effort to make my life easier when collecting eggs, my husband came up with a good idea for adding nesting boxes to the outside of our existing coop. We wanted something that had a door so that we could easily open the box and grab the eggs.

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30 Day No Fast Food and No Soda Challenge

My family struggles with eating healthy all the time. We strive to keep a healthy household, but when we don’t have it in us to cook or we are away from the house, fast food is our staple. But now we have committed to refraining from the fast food for 30 days. Since soda is also a big weakness of mine I have decided to forgo that as well.   Continue reading