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Cornish Cross vs. Red Rangers: Our Meat Bird Experiment

Cornish Cross vs. Red Rangers: Our Meat Bird Experiment

After several years of raising Cornish Cross chickens as our meat birds, we decided it was time to compare them to another meat bird we’d been hearing a lot about: Red Rangers. So we did an experiment. I bet you’re here because you want to […]

Urban Homesteading: What I Really Think

Urban Homesteading: What I Really Think

An acquaintance once asked what I thought about urban homesteading. “I mean, come on,” she said. “Urban homesteading?” The term rolled off her tongue with sarcasm and judgement. She’d grown up on a farm—like her parents and grandparents—and then she’d gone and married a farmer. […]

Should You Sell Chicken Eggs? A few things to consider…

Should You Sell Chicken Eggs? A few things to consider…

You have a coop full of chickens and you’re wondering if it’s time to set out on the adventure of selling farm fresh eggs. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons that come along with the decision to sell chicken eggs […]

Raising Pheasants: 5 Things I Didn’t Know

Raising Pheasants: 5 Things I Didn’t Know

My husband has always wanted to raise pheasants. Since we are usually game to try anything once, we started our research, prepared their space, and ordered some pheasant chicks. But there were many things I didn’t know before raising pheasants that were made abundantly clear […]

We Don’t Use Chick Starter: Three Reasons Why

We Don’t Use Chick Starter: Three Reasons Why

In true rebel farm(ish) girl style, I thought I should let you in on a little secret: We don’t use chick starter at our farm (for chickens or pheasants) and we haven’t for the last four years. Wondering why? Pull up a chair. (Don’t want […]

The Only Way a Garden Saves Money

The Only Way a Garden Saves Money

As a homesteader there is nothing more satisfying than looking down at a plate of food you have raised yourself. Don’t you just love when your salad is made of homegrown greens? Or when you’re eating garden fresh salsa made from ingredients you harvested by […]

Fill Your Freezer on the Homestead 5 Ways

Fill Your Freezer on the Homestead 5 Ways

If there is a freezer on your homestead, you want it full! Enjoy a bounty of yums throughout the year by working these five ways to fill your freezer into your homesteading plans. (Don’t want to read all the words? This blog post is also […]

Free Range Chickens: 5 Truths To Know

Free Range Chickens: 5 Truths To Know

Free range chickens are fun to watch, but hold on a second. Before you open the coop door and let your chickens run wild, there are some truths you need to know about the free range life. (Don’t want to read all the words? This […]

Homestead Costs: Does Homesteading Save Money?

Homestead Costs: Does Homesteading Save Money?

Homesteading is often touted as one of the most frugal ways to live, and a great way to save money. But what is the honest story behind homestead costs? Does homesteading actually save money? And if so, on what? (Don’t want to read all the […]

The Truth About Homesteading: 7 Things to Know Before You Start

The Truth About Homesteading: 7 Things to Know Before You Start

So. You want to be a homesteader. You want the gardens and the chickens and the whole nine yards. I completely understand! There are a gazillion reasons that people want to get into homesteading. But hold up one second while I share the truth about […]