Homesteading

Healthy Snacks for Chickens – Popcorn on a Winters Day

It's cold out today on the homestead. A good arctic blast from the Canadian Fraser River Valley, sending it's icy tentacles down to Washington State. I woke up to 19* this morning, and last night it snowed all across the south end of Whidbey Island. As the sun had set last night. Once dawn came… Continue reading Healthy Snacks for Chickens – Popcorn on a Winters Day

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Two Things Return In Winter: The Light and Chicken Eggs

In the Pacific NorthWest two things are always real by October every fall. The light is rapidly disappearing by the day, and so are chicken eggs in the coop. By the Winter Solstice in the 3rd week of December most birds have gone on their annual egg vacation/strike and have been on it for weeks,… Continue reading Two Things Return In Winter: The Light and Chicken Eggs

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Find A Partner That Looks At You Like This

Oh...does she love her human when he offers her homemade bread. She loves to be "caught" and to be carried around like like a baby. And she looks up with adoring eyes at him. She waits for him to come be with her. Find a partner who loves you this much. Who is excited to… Continue reading Find A Partner That Looks At You Like This

Homesteading

The Peculiar Case of the Rooster

At the start of October my oldest came back in, after letting the birds out for the morning. He asked me "You didn't tell me you took in a new bird!". Um...what? I went down and there was a new bird just hanging out. On the edge of our middle coop. He was very, very… Continue reading The Peculiar Case of the Rooster

Homesteading

Adding A Third Chicken Coop

A year goes by and you realize you are putting in a third chicken coop on the homestead. Chicken Math. It's real. We now have 15 hens and 1 rooster. The numbers slide up and down. We have lost a few to Bald Eagles, but then we adopt ones in that need new homes. Of… Continue reading Adding A Third Chicken Coop