Drip Irrigation System

Earlier this summer, my plants were sad. Michael began driving over the road and my daughter and I could hardly keep up with the intense heat drying out our garden beds. Continue reading “Drip Irrigation System”


Turkey Updates

wp-1464117886448.jpegThe last time we posted about our turkeys, they were still living in the box. We had a hard time transferring them to the chicken coop, and we even lost 2 in the process.

We finally were able to move them into the chicken coop and they have been steadily growing and thriving. You can see that one is definitely male. The other two appear to be female, so we think we may have gotten lucky after all. The dog managed to leave us the right configuration of birds.


Coco Peat – Perfect Soil Amendment

Coco Coir Peat is probably one the greatest soil amendments I have found so far. It is an organic soil amendment, and the main reason I use it is to help maintain the moisture in my soil. Continue reading “Coco Peat – Perfect Soil Amendment”

Meet Barnaby! (Throwback Thursday)

Happy Throwback Thursday. 🙂

While Barnaby is no longer with us, I think of him fondly and how he would jump our 6 foot fence and the kids would chase him down the street to bring him back.

I learned alot from our short experience with our goat friend and am looking forward to raising goats on our property eventually.

Michael and I regularly talked about getting a larger animal.  Now in case you didn’t know, we live in an old suburban house on a double lot.  He says we don’t even have a full acre of …

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June’s Top Posts

To all my wonderful readers, here is a recap of what y’all viewed most often in June! 🙂 Continue reading “June’s Top Posts”

R.I.P. Turkeys

I am sad to inform everyone that we lost 2 of our turkeys recently.

You may recall our previous failure at releasing our turkeys into the chicken coop, and the fact that they were able to squeeze their bodies through a 2 x 3 inch wire fencing.

Well, a couple of weeks later and a couple more inches in height on these birds and we tried again. This time Michael stayed in the coop and watched them struggle to fit through the fencing without success. Yay! We thought. Continue reading “R.I.P. Turkeys”

Releasing the Turkeys

So our turkeys have lived in the same box since they were tiny chicks. They are now so big their heads almost touch the top of the box. Every time we go to feed them they try to jump out. It was time for them to live outside with our chickens. Continue reading “Releasing the Turkeys”

May’s Top Posts!

Thought I would share my top post for May. Thank you all again for sticking with my journey from city girl to farm girl. Let’s have some fun!

IMAG0225 Property Updates – Staking Our Claim – Headed back up to the property. We have a lot of work to do this summer to get things moving forward. This was the first time we actually spent the night ON our property! It was pretty cool pitchin…
6a00e0099229e8883301bb089fcc6e970d Fruit Walls – I was checking out my google+ and I came across this shared article. It talked about these wonderful things called fruit walls. They were the precursor to the greenhouse and allowed people to exten…
20151102_224113_hdr-1.jpg Interior House plans – Hey all! I promised this post a while ago and time has flown by! Michael and I have gone through a couple of incarnations of our house plans and here was the most recent thoughts for our interior h…
20160505_184403-1 small Raising Turkeys – Pasty Butt… WHAT? – I have raised several batches of chickens from babies, even helped hatch one that was abandoned by the mom. And I have NEVER had to deal with the phenomena known as Pasty Butt, until now! Pasty But…
IMAG0239 “It’s like we’re pioneers!” – I don’t deal well with uncertainty. I never really have. Moving towards this homestead lifestyle is opening up a wide world of uncertainties. I find a ball of anxiety forming in the pit of my…

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Raising Turkeys – Pasty Butt… WHAT?

I have raised several batches of chickens from babies, even helped hatch one that was abandoned by the mom. And I have NEVER had to deal with the phenomena known as Pasty Butt, until now!

Pasty Butt also known as pasted vent and pasting up is a condition that occurs in baby chicks when droppings stick to the down surrounding their vent. Poop builds up to form a blockage that can be fatal to the chicken unless removed.

Lovely, right?! Continue reading “Raising Turkeys – Pasty Butt… WHAT?”