There is nothing more frustrating than being in the midst of caring for your first flock and hearing terms that make absolutely no sense. Much like traveling to a foreign country, chicken people speak an entirely different language. You could simply smile and act like you understood the conversation but you would be doing a… via… Read More Community Chickens – A Pocket Guide Of Chicken Terms: For The Novice
WINNERS! Well folks it looks like odds were in your favor because it seems only 2 people dared to comment and there could only be 2 winners! Congratulations Stacey & Brenda it looks like I will have to get with you so I know where to send the prizes! Spring Has Sprung Giveaway! It’s no… Read More Spring Has Sprung Giveaway!
Clinger The Bare Backed Hen & Her Super Simple Saddle My bare backed hen named Clinger (aptly named as she loves being around people) has had the misfortune of losing feathers all winter long. Thankfully, it was not due to mites or malnutrition but the combination of not molting in the fall and repeated encounters… via… Read More Community Chickens – Bare Back Hens? Make This Super Simple Saddle
While in the coop doing my morning chores I was met with an unusual surprise. An unfamiliar colored egg had found its way into one of my nesting boxes. I was use to seeing nearly every shade of brown from my eight hens but never one with a completely white eggshell. This discovery lead me… via… Read More Community Chickens – Unexpected Eggshell Color Variance
Summer 2016, shot with my Canon EOS Rebel These are a couple of my favorite photos of Benny (short for Eggs Benedict), he is one of 2 roosters here on the farm. He is a very gentle bird and quite a beauty! A photo of Benny was also featured in Grit’s Spring 2017 Guide to… Read More Sir Eggs Benedict
I know, the title begs to be made fun of…especially if you are a teenage boy. But, this is a serious business. The art of sexing chicks is no joke and it’s far from simple. VENT SEXING From what I’ve gathered so far, the best and most accurate way to sex a chick is by… Read More Sexing Chicks
There is not a cookie I love more than soft, chewy, dark molasses cookies. Well, except for this recipe which I’ve adapted to give a kick of sweet and spicy candied ginger. You’ll thank me after trying this recipe …it’s THAT good! * 1/3 cup dark molasses 1 egg 3/4 cup of softened butter 1… Read More Gingered Molasses Cookies