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Choosing the Right Breed Of Chickens

We’re going to bite the bullet this year and not just restock our layers but buy some meat chickens to sell too. I did say that I never wanted chicks in the basement again, but… So right now, I’m breaking down the budget and figuring out the breeds.   Chicken Math We actually need to … More

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ARC Review of The Cupcake Cowboy: Book 1 of The Nashville Singles Series

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of The Cupcake Cowboy By Rose Rayne Rivers to beta read. I enjoyed it so much, I offered her an ARC review. This is not a YA book, although I would argue to have it in any public library. It is a steamy romance, but the build up has … More

tote bag sewn from an empty grain bag. Photo of a black and white striped chicken (barred rock) in the grass on a red background.

Win a Free Tote and get a cool newsletter!

Learn even more about our monthly homestead activities by signing up for our newsletter! We typically send out one newsletter midmonth. Sign up for our monthly newsletter between now and the end of January for a chance to win a free tote!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0MNfejuendZR8xkXNyu3t1Zx4Y43LaBjzs24rDu10r8TpQw/viewform?usp=sf_link   We’ll never sell your email nor spam you (we hate … More

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5 Easy Ways To Start Being More Self-Sufficient

Do you dream of being more self-sufficient? So many people want to be able to be self-sustaining and not reliant on the grocery store or the government, but it can be pretty overwhelming. It is especially overwhelming if you have never done the “from scratch” work. It’s ok. You can easily learn a couple things … More


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