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
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
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
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
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
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
I have been waiting for our two pullets to lay their first eggs and it finally happened for one of them. Continue reading
The nesting boxes are working well for us. Today both boxes were in use.
In 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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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