Tag: Chickens

Chicken quilt update!

Over the past 2 weeks, I have been working to get the top of the quilt pieced together! I am hoping to finish this up before garden season starts! The layout! Then, I started making rows, 8 in all! First row of the quilt!… Continue Reading “Chicken quilt update!”

Homestead happenings with Blacksmith made hooks

This week was a cold icy week and we didn’t have much school. So, that means that the teen was eating everything that was in our house! I eventually had to make extra yummy food! We had homemade fajitas (so easy to make! Flour,… Continue Reading “Homestead happenings with Blacksmith made hooks”

Greening up the school and indoor plants

We are still working on recycling what we use and composting on our Waste free Wednesdays at school. This week we decided that the recycling bins needed cleaned out and counted. We have a terracycle box for our glue, the markers go to colorcycle… Continue Reading “Greening up the school and indoor plants”

Snowy weekend activities

Over the weekend we had a little snow storm come through. It amounted to about 4-5 inches of snow. Lucky for my Mr., I enjoy getting a little workout shoveling snow! The chickens enjoyed pecking at the snow, and the coop looked beautiful surrounded… Continue Reading “Snowy weekend activities”

The bees are still alive! (And weekend work!)

Weekends are always a mix of relaxing, spending time with family and getting things done! So when it’s a beautiful weekend in January, I have to get things accomplished! First up are those honey bees! Both hives appear to be thriving. They were out,… Continue Reading “The bees are still alive! (And weekend work!)”

The results are in for the summer compost service!

This summer I really wanted to learn more about composting, in order to be able to be more knowledgeable for our school program. Also, I wanted my son to learn more about real work ethic! So, a neighborhood composting service was created! We started… Continue Reading “The results are in for the summer compost service!”

A plan that actually worked!

Last year right around this time of the year, I had an interesting idea. It was to expand the garden to go out around the bee area and attach in to the chicken run. I even posted this: Last Fall my mister was awesome… Continue Reading “A plan that actually worked!”

No Spend August Update

How in the world have I not gotten around to updating about our no spend year? Well, the main reason is that it has just started to become a norm for us. And, I can officially say that we made it through the summer… Continue Reading “No Spend August Update”

A little weekend getaway!

Before we headed out of town, I picked everything that was ready to be harvested! It was a huge harvest! And the yellow cosmos flowers started blooming too! They are so pretty! The pollinator garden has definitely been very pretty this year! Our weekend… Continue Reading “A little weekend getaway!”

Looking for the sunshine

Over the past few evenings, we have been getting so frustrated with trying to trap a raccoon that has managed to eat 2 chickens and scare a third one. The chickens are on extreme lockdown right now. But, this is just part of taking… Continue Reading “Looking for the sunshine”