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Green Thumb Thursdays – More Chicken News

This past week has been a great time to get things done around my house. Over the unexpected warm weekend, we were able to make a run to Home Depot and bought a few plants for the garden: strawberries, rosemary, and mint as well as some soil to add to the area along the side… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursdays – More Chicken News

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Green Thumb Thursdays – Dandelion Jelly Review and Updates on Garden and Chicks

This past week has been full of trial (and error). First, I made some Dandelion Jelly which I was really surprised with. First of all, the recipe was easy to make with the hardest part being the collection of enough dandelions and yes, the tedious job of cutting all the flower petals off of the stem.… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursdays – Dandelion Jelly Review and Updates on Garden and Chicks

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DIY Incubator (for $8)

As I sit down with my coffee this morning thinking of what I wanted to share with you I walk past my chick eggs incubating and it hit me – OF COURSE! So I took a few pictures and here I am. I currently have a flock of 5 chickens: 4 hens and a rooster.… Continue reading DIY Incubator (for $8)

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Book Review: The Backyard Homestead

I purchased┬áThe Backyard Homestead a couple years ago when I wanted to start a garden and put chickens in our backyard. It has been one of my most referenced books that I have in my collection so I thought I would share it with you. I absolutely love this book and in fact I did… Continue reading Book Review: The Backyard Homestead

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29 Goals Before 29 Years

So I have been working on my transition from working to be a homemaker and one thing that I am (obviously) having to work on is my spending, staying productive, and of course being happy. I have been reading a lot of blogs the past few days including other homesteading blogs as well as minimalism… Continue reading 29 Goals Before 29 Years

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What We’ve Got So Far

Currently my husband and I live in a 900 sq ft house that has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. We have a single car garage that has been added on at the back and the side so it allows more storage. Our backyard is a pretty good size but it’s not what we’re used to,… Continue reading What We’ve Got So Far