Category: Farm Life

Shannon’s Burger Recipe

Can you believe I used to hate hamburgers? Everyone thought I was crazy (probably not just for that) and called me un-American. So, sometime before I was 30 I finally gave them a try at a fancy hamburger restaurant in Las Vegas of all… Continue Reading “Shannon’s Burger Recipe”

7 Essentials for Chick Starting (brooding)

We posted a blog post last week that details how we’ve managed our chick brooders in the past and what we’re doing this year, but we just wanted to give you a quick run-down of what we think are brooder essentials. These are all… Continue Reading “7 Essentials for Chick Starting (brooding)”

Brooding Chicks

There’s not much cuter than a bunch of tiny, baby chicks skittering about, peeping in unison. There’s also not much that grows faster, poops more, or kicks up more dust. The first time we brooded baby chicks we had the perfect set up. We… Continue Reading “Brooding Chicks”

Incubating Chicken Eggs

At the time of writing this, a heavy coat of ice has our woods hunched over and groaning like they would rather do anything but stay upright. I can relate with every passing year. Looking out the window it’s hard to fathom that we… Continue Reading “Incubating Chicken Eggs”

The Disappearing Chicks

Today we just wanted to share a quick story that illustrates how unpredictable farming can be. As you know, we need to replenish our laying flock and are starting our trial Cornish Cross meat bird batch. Well, instead of relying solely on incubation to… Continue Reading “The Disappearing Chicks”

Spring To-Do List

Spring is a busy time of year in nature; grass is coming out of dormancy, buds are swelling on trees, and bugs materialize from seemingly every fissure of earth. No matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that Winter isn’t that bad, our… Continue Reading “Spring To-Do List”

The Farm Plan

So far in this blog we’ve talked about a few of the things that we have been doing leading up to this farming endeavor. We’ve spent some time playing around with our chicken infrastructure, gardened without great intention, and thrown in some bees and… Continue Reading “The Farm Plan”

Choosing a Coop Design for your Farm

There’s no “right” way to build a chicken coop, but there are plenty of wrong ways. Trust us. When we first seriously considered getting chickens we had read a ton of reference material from the likes of Joel Salatin, Harvey Ussery, and Glenn Drowns.… Continue Reading “Choosing a Coop Design for your Farm”

Choosing Chicken Breeds

Chickens are often jokingly referred to as a gateway animal. We’re not laughing. Okay, maybe a little, but they’re the reason we’re in this mess in the first place. We had plans in place to get chickens since the day we first moved to… Continue Reading “Choosing Chicken Breeds”

Seed Starting

A little blog about how we start our seeds! Well…this this year.