Blogging for GRIT

Like any blogger, I am always looking for a larger audience. I recently started blogging for GRIT in hopes of doing just that. Continue reading

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Here are some of the wonderful birds that I have seen in our backyard lately. They bring a lot of joy to my life and I am always trying to capture good shots. What kind of birds or other wildlife are you seeing? Continue reading

Revisiting Health and Fitness Goals

I wanted to revisit some goals that I had last year. I was sidelined by some of my own injuries and got off track when my husband was dealing with a herniated disc. Continue reading

The Broody Crowing Chick

I really try to keep an eye on my chickens for any signs of broodiness. We do not encourage it on our homestead because we are not trying to hatch any chicks. Unfortunately for us, we have breeds that are prone to broodiness. Continue reading

My Healing Journey

For the last two months, I have joined my husband in a commitment to refrain from fast food. Since regular soda is also a big weakness of mine, I committed to refrain from that as well. Continue reading

30 Day No Fast Food and No Soda Challenge Part 2

Last month my family decided to do a 30 day no fast food and no regular soda challenge. I really did not doubt that I could complete the challenge once I set my mind to it. But I knew I would struggle with cravings and I would not have an outlet for my comfort eating when I was stressed. When I finally made it through and could have some comfort food, my husband immediately suggested that we should start the challenge over. Continue reading

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

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.

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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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