Do Chickens Need a Heat Lamp?

We added Chickens to our Homestead this past spring, so this is our very first winter with them around. We Built an A Frame Chicken Tractor for them to stay cozy in throughout the year, and learned a lot about The Basics Needs for Bringing Chicks Home, as well as experimenting with letting them Naturally... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Cooking Tips

Cooking with cast iron is a major learning curve....one that nearly scared me away from the process altogether. Thankfully, I stuck it out, continued to practice, and learned from my mistakes. Boy, I am so glad I didn't give up! Just as there are some Dos and Don't of Cleaning Cast Iron, some Cast Iron... Continue Reading →

Letting Chickens Till Our Garden

One major reason lead us to choose against letting our chickens free-range: stories about how they destroy flower beds and gardens. Instead we went with a 'middle of the road' option: An A Frame Chicken Tractor (read all about how we built it ourselves right over here!). This coop is mobile, thus allowing the birds... Continue Reading →

How to Season Cast Iron

Cast iron is an old fashioned kitchen tool that I implemented into my cooking last year. I'm still new to the whole system, but a year of use will teach you a lot! I really struggled to get a proper seasoning on my skillet when I first began cooking with it. I made mistakes like... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Mistakes to Avoid

I've been cooking with my cast iron skillet for about a year now. I must say that when I added this old fashioned pan alongside my sourdough starter, I kinda felt like my farmhouse kitchen took a step back in time! Those two items work quite well together. There's nothing like sourdough pancakes or sourdough... Continue Reading →

All About Our Breeds of Chickens

This past spring we purchased three different breeds of chicks and quickly began to see the differences in them. Each breed is so unique in look and temperament! Some get along with chickens of other breeds while certain ones only like each other, some are more skittish while others are friendly, and they all look... Continue Reading →

A Stroll Through the Garden

“She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.”Proverbs 31:16 Evening is my most favorite time to spend out in the garden. The summer heat normally subsides to a more bearable degree, soft light fills the sky, and the nighttime frog songs begin to play. It is... Continue Reading →

We Built an A Frame Chicken Tractor

We purchased our little chicks a few months ago and started Our Chicken Adventure. Since then they've been living in a homemade brooder located in the mudroom. Chicks really don't need much to thrive. The list of Everything You Need to Bring Chicks Home is quite short, but a coop quickly becomes a necessity as... Continue Reading →

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