Garden Planning for 2016

It is that time of year again. Time to get started with garden planning for the upcoming year. As soon as one gardening season is over, I start to get ready for the next one. Garden planning is one of my favorite hobbies. Unfortunately, I always plan to do more than I get to do. … [Read more…]

Our Broiler Chickens

The Problem with Broiler Chickens I was enjoying watching my broiler chickens grow as I do every year when an unexpected thing happened. We had an animal come up during the night and break into the pen and kill half of my broilers. As no pen is completely varmint proof, we knew this could happen. … [Read more…]

2015 Summer Garden

This year’s summer garden didn’t go as planned. Due to all that we have gone through this summer (read one of my other blogs, Bittersweet, for details on that), we had a very hard time getting the garden planted and maintained. We were able to harvest a few things from the garden, but not much. … [Read more…]

Update on Broiler Pen

While we love all of our animals, I personally have a special appreciation for our chickens.  Our chickens provide my family with much needed eggs.  With four guys in the house, we go through a lot of eggs.  I took a special liking to these chicks and wanted a wonderful broiler pen for them.  My … [Read more…]

Baby Rabbits Everywhere!!!

Who doesn’t enjoy sweet precious baby rabbits? It’s birthing week for the rabbits.  We love rabbits.  We have two does that have had babies.  We got five from each doe.  We also have another doe who had two babies not long ago.  The oldest babies are New Zealand rabbits.  We have a Lionhead doe that … [Read more…]

Honeybees and Summertime

We love our honeybees.  We have a total of four hives.  One hive is large while the other three are small.  It is our goal to build the numbers in these small hives this summer so they will be able to withstand the winter.  While winters here in the south are not as bad as … [Read more…]

Building a Broiler Pen

It’s time to build a new broiler pen. We are building a pen in the style of Joel Salatin with our own twist. This is a learn as you go process. We have built one before that was 10 X 12. That was to large for our small area. We have a little more area … [Read more…]

Hatching Week

It’s hatching week here on the farm.  We had about 40 chicks to hatch.  Here are some pictures of our babies. We do use a cabinet style incubator and hatcher as well as a battery style brooder that was purchased several years ago.      

Chickens Out Having A Blast

It is repair and cleaning weekend here at the farm.  There is much to do with only one day to it in. Here of some of our chickens out roaming while we clean and do some minor repairs to the coop.         Our “senior” rooster. Our “junior” rooster. Our happy crew heading back … [Read more…]