Pepper and Frankie…welcome to our homestead






2015 is the year that we transform our home and gardens to a self-sustaining homestead. Our first step is adding goats for milk and meat.  I know… Some think that this is strange. But it is our way of life. On December 27, we got to bring Frankie home. He is a neutered St. Croix […]




Thursday, January 1st, 2015

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 […]




Friday, October 17th, 2014

Growing Fodder for Chicken Feed – Day 5






Oh My! Day 5 is here… we are half way through the growing on the first tray of barley fodder. I have determined that if this continues to work that we need to build another greenhouse… Oh LARRY?!?! Want another project?  I am thinking a lean-to on the front of the house. So far, so […]




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