A Guide to Broody Hens

Last month one of our hens went broody. She began by never leaving the nest and soon became aggressive towards us and her fellow hens. After a few days of this we realized that something wasn't quite right. And thus began our first journey in caring for a broody hen. First, we did some digging... Continue Reading →

My Herb Garden

Spring is in the air here on the Hilltop! I can feel it in my lungs. The sun shines more frequently, flowers emerge from their winter hiding places, calves fill the pastures, and a newness spreads all around us. Oh, how refreshing springtime is for the soul! One of my goals for this year is... Continue Reading →

Using a Grow Light | Seedlings

Most homes do not have or receive adequate light for growing seedlings indoors. Even the most sunny windowsill is usually not enough to produce strong and healthy starts. Lighting is a vital part in The Basics to Starting Seeds Indoors, so we must then look to artificial lighting for options. I briefly discuss grow lights... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

An Update on the Garden

It's almost July and our garden is thriving! I shared Our Garden Plans with you many months ago, so I thought it might be time to update you on how it's going so far. Indoor Starts I started a few vegetable and flower varieties indoors under a grow light. Getting seedlings going indoors has so... Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Bring Chicks Home

We recently added six chicks to our homestead and since that time I've realized that they're pretty easy to care for. Read more about Our Chicken Adventures Begin right here! While the list of needed supplies is not long, there are a few things that you should have on hand when you bring your chicks... Continue Reading →

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