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Poultry for the Homeplace ~ A Practical Primer

Poultry for the Homeplace

Poultry are not paltry on the homeplace. They each serve a purpose and are profitable.┬áPoultry refers to a variety of domesticated birds that are raised for their meat and eggs. It includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guineas. Plumage I think of our birds as feathered flowers. They all have different colors and patterns, and …

City Girl, Country Woman ~ Living the Homesteading Dream

I grew up as a city girl, but I always longed for the country. My mother was a city girl who married my father, a country boy, and I’m an equal mix of them both. Childhood Memories My Dad grew up on a farm in northeast Kansas and I was always fascinated when we visited …

Eggstra Special Gift Ideas for Homesteaders

Eggstra Special Gift Ideas for Homesteaders

Are you already stressing about your Christmas gift list? Does Dad really need another shirt? Would Mom appreciate another robe? Gift buying is challenging. In an effort to help you with some gift suggestions, I asked some homesteaders what was on their wish lists. Here are some of the more impractical, yet humorous, responses: Rain …

The Big Day ~ The Chickens and Their Peeps Move Out

Baby birds. Ducklings, goslings, chicks

Several years ago we had a large assortment of poultry, but over the years the flock had dwindled until we were down to a rooster and four hens that were all about seven years old, and a lone drake. Carried Away We decided we were ready to get some new birds, so we went to …