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...
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...

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...

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...