I didn’t realize when chickens came into my life, just how much sadness and loss that I would experience. I am saddened by the loss of yet another chicken. My pretty bantam Serama mix Nailie passed away this past week. I don’t really know what happened to her.Continue reading
When I first started blogging, I was hesitant about starting a Facebook Fan Page. However, I was looking for a way to increase readership of my blog, so I finally decided to do it. Things started out slowly and I was discouraged. Continue reading
by Tammy Taylor~ A few weeks ago a reader suggested that since cooking directions can change based on altitude and gardening plans can differ based on planting zones, someone should compile a list of homesteading / Simple Living blogs separated by the areas they reside in. BRILLIANT, and challenge accepted! Such a list is helpful…
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
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
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
Since our chickens are true free range chickens, we were always worrying about being home to lock the chickens in the coop at night. For a long time I was interested in an automatic coop door so that they could safely be tucked away even when we were gone. I also like the idea of the coop door opening automatically in the morning. We finally made the investment and I am so glad we did.
Now is a good time to get a jump on your spring garden in Texas. We start seeds indoors about two months before the last expected frost. It is important to choose crops that work best in not only your climate, but for your soil type as well. Continue reading