The Chicks at 122

So as I’ve mentioned in a couple of previous posts, we have chicks around here again. This was totally unplanned. Somehow I managed to walk through all of the feed store “chick days” without buying any chicks. But I still ended up with six chicks. Virginia law requires that you buy a minimum of six…

All The Helpers

After a long, frigid Virginia winter and lots of deep litter in the chicken coop, it was finally time to pull out all the layers upon layers of chicken poo from underneath the roosting bars in the roost. I did not take a picture of what that looks like, because, well, because it’s basically 5…

Ineptitude Strikes Again

I’d like to blame the third trimester of pregnancy, commonly referred to as “pregnancy brain” to be the reason. If not that, then maybe fatigue…I mean, we did just power through a crazy month of building our goat shed and then I had to make the 3-hour drive (each way) to get the goats and…

Musing and Visualizing

We have been blessed with some very warm temperatures for the past week. As we had unseasonable freezing temps early in the winter, we seem now to be experiencing unseasonably warm temps. But no complaints here! We have thoroughly enjoyed our winter days in the 50s and 60s. It is about to come to an…

Life. Ever Changing

Just when you think you get settled into life, something major causes a shift. That’s kinda sorta what happened here. I made an announcement on my social media this week about these changes happening around here. It’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds. So, come late spring, we will have a little one…

Game Changer

    So I finally decided to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon and man what an amazing appliance! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get one. We ended up ordering the 8 quart size since my boys have some pretty serious appetites and they are only getting bigger. If you…

Frittata

As promised, a recipe to share with you. We obviously have an abundance of eggs around here, so you just know I would have an egg recipe to share, right? Start by heating some olive oil in the skillet, 1-2 tablespoons. When the oil is hot, add one diced onion, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, and…

The Chicken Farmer

Once there was a little boy who loved his chickens. He would pamper his chickens. And care for their home. He took a lot of pride in how well he cared for his chickens. He can be seen outside near his chickens every day, tending to their every care and need. He carefully gathers their…

Home Sweet Home

Here are a handful of my favorite things from the past two weeks. Last week, I travelled to Salt Lake City for the global doTERRA conference. It’s always such a fabulous week. I love to hear about the success of the company, new products, the science behind it all, the charitable giving the company does,…

Homeschool on the ‘Stead

We don’t officially homeschool year ’round, though that idea appeals to me. We never really stop homeschooling, but we also kinda do take a lengthy break. However, that lengthy break is still filled with research, learning opportunities, field trips, and lots o’ reading. We may not sit at the table and do math work, but we still exercise…

Eggs and More Eggs!

We are consistently getting four to five eggs a day now. Our blue egg layers still haven’t started laying any eggs yet. Neither the black Australorp hen (Strider) and one Bantam (Benipe) have started showing signs of being ready to lay yet. One Bantam, Hope, laid her first egg today. Check out these eggs we’ve…

Eggcitement!

Hooray! We have at least two chickens laying eggs! We found our first egg yesterday afternoon. What an eggciting day for us! This rainy morning we found a second egg. It was actually still warm, so we must have just missed the girl. The two larger eggs are the ceramic eggs we placed in there…