Quail eggs in the incubator

As our family continues our journey to create a homestead that provides for us, we are incubating quail eggs (or at least attempting to hatch them). We have a new incubator and have regular egg rack/turner and a quail egg rack and turner inside. We have 24 quail eggs along with chicken eggs from the […]

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Essential Oil Tuesday – Homeschooling FUN – Gluten-Free Playdoh (play dough) + essential oils

1/2 cup white rice flour (You can use brown rice flour as well – I did when I ran our of white) 1/2 cup corn starch 1/2 cup salt 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 cup water 1 tsp cooking oil 4 drops Essential oils  (Peace and Calm  or even lavender – works wonders on […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Growing Fodder for Chicken Feed – Day 8

Dear Jack the Cat, You are not allowed to touch the seeds… or the greens. … well, really or anything that I am growing in the house. You are a cat, not a cow! Love, Mom (the one who feeds you meat.)   Jack decided to LOVE on the fodder…  We have 7 trays growing […]

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Growing Fodder for Chicken Feed – Day 7

Ok, so I am sure that you are finally bored with my posts on fodder…. I am just thrilled at being able to share my success (and my failure as well) with you… and I know that there are some out there who want to have chickens AND save money on feed. This is the […]

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Growing Fodder for Chicken Feed – Day 6

Houston, we are go for GREEN! We finally have sprouts that are showing COLOR! Day 6 is showing AWESOME growth! I am still uncertain on if a root base will form like I have read about. Remember this is an experiment for us anyhow! It looks like after researching, that I am “disturbing” the roots […]

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