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Have you ever thought about raising your own meat chickens?  I’m here today to give you the lowdown and my personal experiences, both good and bad! *Update for 2020- I wrote this original post in 2017.  I learned yet even more last spring (2019) when we dealt with extreme flooding and thunderstorms for a month!  I lost half of my flock.  One thing I learned is that even after 10 years of raising my own meat chickens, I’ll discover something new about them every year, lol! Cooking and eating chicken that you raised yourself fromREAD MORE

Learn some surprising facts about chickens! #chickens #homesteading #farm #poultry

10 Things You May Not Know About Chickens I call chickens the gateway drug to farm animals! Almost everybody I know who moves out to the country for the first time gets chickens right away 🙂 I grew up on a former chicken farm (my grandpa had the largest egg laying farm in the state of Kansas in the 1950’s and 1960’s!) and we always had chickens in one of the old chicken houses.  We all had chicken chores at one time or another during our childhood. And…I hated it! What?  Me, who named myREAD MORE

I know I’ve been MIA lately, but spring has arrived and there is so much to do now! I haven’t given you a rundown lately on what’s been going on around here, so I thought it was about time! I know I always love getting a glimpse into a blogger’s personal life 😉 So, sit tight, grab a glass of ice tea (unsweetened is what I enjoy, but grab whatever floats your boat!) and enjoy what’s been going on down on the farm lately! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. See my disclosure here. FirstREAD MORE

Ready to raise your own meat? Read this to jumpstart you on your journey to raising a year's supply of meat! #homesteading #raisingmeat

Raising a year’s supply of meat. You’ve bought your place out in the country, you’re ready to get “back to the land” and not be so dependent on outside forces, right? And one of the things that we’re all dependent on is the grocery store! So, it makes sense that a main goal for your new farm or homestead would be to produce all or most of your own food. This post may contain affiliate links.  See my disclosure here.  Thanks for supporting my blog! While it’s a little tougher to produce our own saltREAD MORE

Learn how to use your clothesline the right way! #homemaking #homesteading #sustainbleliving #frugal

Tips for Using Your Clothesline You’ve moved out to the country (or maybe you still live in town- that’s ok, too!) and you’re all pumped about your new homesteading adventure! This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my blog!! You’re going to get back to the land and not be so dependent on outside forces to keep you going, right?? And one of those new homesteading ventures is to use less electricity! One of the great ways to lower your electricity consumption is to use what God gave us to dry ourREAD MORE

Vintage Camper Remodel| Camper Makeover| Camping| Glamping

Vintage Camper Remodel We have been campers for years. Every year Jeff’s family goes camping in Noel, Missouri. So, when I married into the family, we kept up the tradition! After we had kids, Jeff built us a homemade camper.  Really, all it was was an insulated box with a little window unit and enough room to throw a mattress on the floor and a tiny bunk area for the twins. That camper served us for ten good years.  It was pretty redneck looking, but we didn’t care!  All we wanted was a comfortable placeREAD MORE