Let’s do All The Things

At the moment, the atmosphere on the homestead is LETS DO ALL THE THINGS. Spring is here! It seems like progress is slow, but I remind myself that's it's as much about the journey as the destination. There's been a small child's birthday to organise and many other social things, there's been illness to deal…

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Hatches, Latches & Butchering Batches

After much anticipation, chicks started popping out all over the place. For the first time, the incubator trumped Frodo in hatching ability. I did feel like the incubator and I had come to an understanding. That's why I left more in there than I gave to Frodo at lockdown time. Frodo hatched four of the…

Chicken Sliders of The Non-edible Kind

Today I will show you how we made a version of chicken sliders. Chicken coop window sliders. The main coop has big windows covered with wire mesh, which let quite a bit of light in and sound out in the morning. After a way-too-early awakening by Andrew one morning, in the light of a full…

Winter is Nigh

It is now officially winter, being June and all. We have had some cold, crazy, stormy weather and a couple of cold but cracker sunshine days. These days are beautiful and to be made the most of, for who knows if the next day will bring rain or dismal fog that lasts all day? There…