The Quail Dilemma

I want cortunix quail. More importantly I want caledon layers, since they are the ones who lay blue eggs. (I’m on a mission to make as much of the poultry as possible lay blue/green/non-standard egg colors.) However, after sending 8 roosters to “freezer...
What’s Next With Food Happens?

What’s Next With Food Happens?

You may have noticed that there haven’t been many new episodes of Food Happens lately, so I wanted to give you an update on where the podcast stands right now. First of all, Food Happens will NOT be going away. I do plan on resuming at some time in the future....

The Role of Temperament In Livestock Breeding

This is a blog from my Patreon. To see it sooner, become a patron. One of the things that I have firmly believed back from my days of working on horse farms is that when it comes to livestock, we must breed for temperament. I see this a lot in certain horse breeds,...

Homestead Wrap Up for February

One of the recurring themes for us here on the homestead is that I finally feel like I’m making forward progress and living the homestead the way I want to. So, without further ado, here is the process that we made on the homestead in February: Sending the extra...

Why I will be blogging about guns

You will notice that I will be blogging about guns as I talk about living and working on a homestead. This was a decision I had to wrestle with. Just talking about guns can be a very political conversation, and I, like many other individuals, have strong thoughts...

What is a Pain Unicorn?

Note: I’m starting a new category “Pain Unicorn” so I can openly discuss what it is like to have fibromyalgia/chronic pain, be without medical care due to a variety of issues (but mostly doctors not believing in fibromyalgia and a broken rural...

Politics of Food: Choices For Poor Grocery Shoppers

Here on Charmed Chicken, I want to dive deeper into the politics of food and how agricultural policies affect the foods we eat. I’m also going to be ramping up the homestead talk, so don’t worry there will be more chicken pictures. *grins* However,...