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Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs. Part 2 - The Brooder

Before your baby chicks arrive, you need a brooder for them.  The brooder is simply a box or blocked off area that will house the baby chicks for the first several weeks of their life.  It can be something more permanent if you think you will reuse it often, but if you don't plan on getting more baby chicks in the near future, a cardboard box works wonderfully.

Baby Barred Rock Chicks giving me the stink eye from their brooder box.

Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils

Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils

Are you wondering what all the hype is about these hippie oils? Do you have questions but don't know who to ask? Are you wanting to take control of your own health but don't know where to start? Then you've come to the right place to learn about essential oils and natural solutions that are safer, cheaper and more effective than traditional remedies!

Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs. Part 1 - Getting Baby Chicks

Raising backyard chickens to gather you own healthy eggs is rewarding and rather easy.  As long as you have a few basics taken care of, the chickens will do the rest.  You don't need to be an expert, and there's no reason to be afraid.  Take care of these basics and you will be gathering healthy, antibiotic and growth hormone free, pastured chicken eggs in no time.

Finally, We Bought a Tractor!

This past Saturday was a big and exciting day for us. We finally bought a tractor and had it delivered! We are now the proud owners of a 1975 Ford 4000 with a front end loader. The tractor also came with a bush hog attachment.

1975 Ford 4000 Tractor with Front End Loader
1975 Ford 4000 Tractor with Front End Loader