Chickens · Homestead

Questions !!!

We have had a lot of people ask us "chicken questions" so I thought this might be a great blog topic !!  We are still learning the ins and outs of being chicken parents ourselves, so this should prove to be a fun assignment ! All I need for my readers and Facebook followers to… Continue reading Questions !!!

Chickens · Homestead

New Little Ladies!

We got our six new Ameraucana pullets today! These little ladies are going to be so beautiful. They're not sure about those big hens running by their coop though ! Until they get a little bigger, they will stay inside their coop safe from the bigger hens and the big outdoor world! 

Chickens · DIY · Essential Oil - Recipes · Essential Oils

DIY Bath Salts

Are you worn out from lugging around kids, strollers, diaper bags? Did you have a hard day at the office and need a little  tension relief? Spend too much time out in the garden?  Believe me, I know exactly how you feel! When we first started using essential oils (EO) I quickly collected a lot… Continue reading DIY Bath Salts

Chickens · Essential Oils · Homestead

A few basic FAQs about raising chickens

We had so many questions when we decided to become “chicken people”!!!  We had a lot of great advice from friends that have been raising chickens, and also researched our questions on the internet – that’s where I ran across this article that originally was posted by The Washington Post years ago.  It’s very informative… Continue reading A few basic FAQs about raising chickens

Chickens · DIY · Essential Oils · Health and Wellness

Busy Saturday – Chicken expansion – Kombucha Class – EO Class !

It has been a super busy day at the homestead! We had a great class with some friends today about how to brew your own homemade Kombucha! Then we had a mini essential oil class with a couple more friends, I always LOVE explaining the wellness benefits with others and how they can live a… Continue reading Busy Saturday – Chicken expansion – Kombucha Class – EO Class !

Chickens · Handmade · Homestead

Egg Apron

Someone posted an "egg apron" on my timeline on Facebook and just a couple weeks later, this arrived at my door !  Our daughter, Melinda, ordered it for me from Blanket Me Baby in Asheville, NC. We will also be getting one soon from another one of our four daughters, Ashley at The Crocheted Dreamer, very… Continue reading Egg Apron

Chickens · Homestead

Our chickens love their dust baths !

Chickens take "dust baths" to keep themselves free of  mites naturally.  These baths also keep the chicken fresh by washing off any "debris".  They LOVE to get as much dirt and sand as they can all over their feathers and deep down to the base of their feathers! Dust baths, or some call them sand baths,… Continue reading Our chickens love their dust baths !

Chickens · DIY · Homestead

Our Outside Chandelier! (Updated!)

I finally got to start on our outside "nightlight"! My good friend Katrina gave me this old chandelier so I am re-purposing it for our backyard at the homestead. I am still in the process of getting it finished, but I am so excited about it that I had to share the progress so far!… Continue reading Our Outside Chandelier! (Updated!)

Chickens · Essential Oil - Recipes · Essential Oils · Homestead

Cleaning the Coop!

A great natural alternative for cleaning those coops! No harmful chemicals, all natural, and safe for your feathered friends! We always try to use a chemical free product whenever possible, for pretty much everything!  A lot of what we use for household cleaning, skin care, pet care, and now "chicken care" are DIY recipes made… Continue reading Cleaning the Coop!