How to Render Tallow

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You want odd looks? Try mentioning you spent the last few days rendering tallow and you will get plenty thrown […]

10 Ways to Upgrade Your Chicken Run | For Free

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I have come to learn there are a few trade-offs that come along with chicken ownership.   Chickens provide our […]

Preparing for Winter: 15 Things You Should Be Doing

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Winter seems to be a little late coming around for us this year and good thing because I have put […]

How/Why We Raise Meat Chickens

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One of our family’s goals is to take steps necessary to achieve a more self-sustainable lifestyle. Knowing how our food […]

How to Hard-Boil & Perfectly Peel Farm Fresh Eggs

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Mutilated… …is the only word to describe my hard-boiled eggs the first time I used fresh eggs.  I had no […]

Preparing for a Fall Garden or Putting Your Garden to Rest

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It’s the beginning of August and we have officially hit the dog days of summer. Its this time of year […]

How to Start Compost: A Simple Guide

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I love seeing my garden and flowerbeds flourish. I attribute this lush growth mostly to the compost amended to the […]

Starting from Scratch

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It all started with compost…   And maybe that’s why I’m here, writing my stories online, in search of others […]

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From the barn, coop, & garden Read how we are building a homestead from the ground up. Packed full of […]