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Time to Fodder

When we first started raising chickens, we gave them grain that we bought from tractor supply. And then I got into foraging and started foraging for the chickens in the spring summer and fall. So our cost of feed went WAY down and then…

What is it to be a Blacksmith?

A blacksmith is a metalworker that creates objects by forging metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Blacksmiths produce objects such as grilles, sculpture, tools, weapons, agricultural implements, railings, decorative and religious items, light fixtures, cooking utensils and furniture. To many people blacksmith can…

Our Blacksmith Journey Thus Far

When we first started Blacksmithing, we didn’t really have a equipment to do it in a very productive way. The very first forge we built was made out of a popcorn bucket with a hole at the bottom, an old frying pad, a hair…

The Chicks of 2018

We had a very broody hen and a semi-broody hen earlier in the year. One kept pecking at us when we removed eggs each morning. So we decided to let them try and hatch some. They both did a great job and ended up…

Making Detergent

Have you ever wished there was a cheaper way out there to wash you clothes with less chemicals? Well you can stop wondering and start SAVING $$ money!! I have been making our laundry detergent for about 2 years now and I will never…

Our First Pig Butchering

CAUTION: This post will include pictures that some may view as graphic. In this post we talk about our first time butchering our own pig. Proceed with that in mind. Thank you and enjoy. Leave a comment or send us pictures of your pig…

The story of Blanka

We have had chickens for about 2 years now and they have all been just backyard chickens, and a few roosters, with dark coloring. We have even hatched some of our own at this point. One fateful day while I was on my way…

Boiling Peanuts at Home

How to Boil Peanuts at home. Step by Step Guide 🙂 We bought 4 bushels of raw green peanuts and decided to try our hand at boiling them at home. The one thing we learned though this process is to be patient and that…

The life of a Blueberry

Blueberries are perennial flowering plants that grow in mostly bush form. This delicious fruit contains: high antioxidants, low calories, fiber, vitamin c and k, and magnesium. It also has many properties that include: fighting cancer, lowering blood pressure, fight heart disease, protect cholesterol, anti-diabetic,…

The Wonderful Dandelion Flower

So many people view dandelions as a nuisance that ruins the appearance of their yards when they can be used as powerful medicinal herbs. True, dandelions might not be the most beautiful flower, but they are pretty in their own simple way. More than…

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