Soap for Truffle

Soap for Truffle

As you know, it’s been a rough year here on the homestead. Between my own health issues, my mother’s fall, my becoming her full-time nurse’s aide…let’s just say it’s been a lot rougher than I anticipated 2017 to be, and I need help....
My New Popcorn Obsession

My New Popcorn Obsession

I love popcorn. It’s my go to snack of choice. So much so that I have a “movie theater” style popcorn popper, which is awesome, but it’s also a lot of work to clean and setup. However, in researching the “good stuff” for my popcorn,...

Construction Projects on the Homestead

We’ve been moving forward with some construction projects here on the homestead. The first of the projects which are underway are 2 additional poultry pens. One will be a “grow out” pen for roosters that I hatch which will be going to “freezer...

Transitioning Chicks Outdoors

My juvenile crested cayuga ducks are outside enjoying the warm weather. I’m thinking about ways to get the chicks that I hatched the week of Easter outdoors. I need to clean the other half of the chicken coop first, and then do a bit of repairs, but then they...
Flooding Report

Flooding Report

You may have heard on the news about the historic levels of flooding here in Missouri. The effects of such weather on a homestead can be devastating. Luckily, we’ve been pretty lucky here. Our home, buildings, and livestock are on the top of a large hill. And...

Product Review: Egg Cooker

When I saw the egg cooker at Aldi’s in their product aisle, I bought it as a half-joke. After all, I had at any given moment 100+ eggs in my fridge due to prolific chickens and the fact that working from home to take care of my mom decimated my egg customers. I...
Hatch-A-Long Update & Final Totals

Hatch-A-Long Update & Final Totals

Every year the Backyard Chickens Forum has an Easter Hatch-A-Long, where we all set eggs designed to hatch on Easter. Well mine came about 4 days early, starting to hatch on Wednesday.  Here are my numbers. Set 26 eggs Hatched 19 chicks Of the rest, 2 were infertile,...