If you are new to the idea of keeping chickens, then you may be wondering what purpose a rooster serves--other than waking you up at 5 am by crowing underneath your window in the mornings. *ahem* The question I most often hear from those who are yet to be initiated into the chicken-keeping lifestyle is, "Do I need a rooster in order to get eggs?" The short answer? Nope, you don't have to have a rooster to enjoy those lovely homegrown … [Read more...] about Do I HAVE to Have a Rooster?
Archives for October 2013
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" Is it really Monday again? I'm telling ya, this past week flew by so fast, I hardly even know what day it is. As many of you know, Natural Homestead launched Wednesday, and it's been flying off of the (digital) shelves. (And you can still save 40% on it--but only until tomorrow night!) I experienced a momentary sense of "Now what do I do?" after realizing I no longer had to spend every spare minute … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #133
Today's post is by Colleen of Five Little Homesteaders. Her blog is a treasure-trove of homesteading info, so be sure to click over there when you are done reading this post! Colleen also generously allowed me to include this recipe in my Natural Homestead ebook as well. Raising chickens is one of my favorite parts of homesteading. I never could have imagined the different personalities that each of my "ladies" would have and how much I would … [Read more...] about DIY Flock Block Substitute
It's done. Finished. Completed. Wrapped up. Buttoned up. Concluded. Published. And I can hardly believe it. This might just be the biggest project I have ever embarked on in my entire life. Yes, even bigger than building a half mile of fence or pulling those 1.2 million staples from the tumble-down pens on our property. But oh my goodness, what a learning experience it has been! I know many of you have been just as excited as I am to see … [Read more...] about It’s Here!! My NEW eBook– Natural Homestead!