Tag Archives : chickens

Feeding the Hungry


(This post first appeared on this blog in 2009 while we were still on the Arizona Homestead) Now, anyone with common sense would move to a place where green stuff actually grows right out of the ground, if they were planning on raising a whole bunch of ruminants.  Mrs. D’s first consideration, however, was to find affordable land.  Any affordable…

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puttin up fence

Puttin’ Up Fence


(This post first appeared on this blog in 2008 while we were still on the Arizona Homestead) I finally got to puttin’ up fence this year.  With rising gas and feed prices, I need to find more creative ways to keep everyone fed.  The most commonsensical thing seems to be to let the critters out to graze.  The neighbors, however,…

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New Arrivals at Mrs. D’s Homestead


Occasionally when I let the chickens out to free range, one will not come back.  Usually  it has become dinner for a coyote, but once in a while, it will reappear and surprise me.  This is the case with this mama hen and her chicks. We were just finishing up breakfast and I was thinking about having a cup of…

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Hay Girl!


(half what we’d hoped for) For the last month and a half we’ve been dealing with hay issues. There’s no forage left, and with the cold weather, the critters are eating more, and that means TONS, literally, of hay. So in an effort to continue enjoying luxuries such as hot running water, DSL and phone service, we had to find…

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