Three weeks ago I got three 4 week old Cayuga/Pekin mix ducks. I have no idea if they are male or female so far. Our plan is to keep the females as laying ducks and butcher the males in the fall. It was pretty easy to prepare for them since we are using the old … Continue reading Quack Quack
My friend and fellow homesteader, Kelly, raises turkeys, peacocks, chickens and ducks so when I learned she was hatching turkeys I definitely wanted some. I've visited her house and checked out her coops and thought the turkeys were cool plus I love turkey eggs and have always thought raising my own for Thanksgiving would be … Continue reading Baby Turkeys
Back in the fall I ended up getting 80lbs of apples to can. I put up countless jars of jelly and plain apples and 8 quarts of apple pie filling. Today I used (almost) two quarts of the pie filling to make apple turnovers for my freezer....after we ate a couple of course! When I … Continue reading Apple Turnovers
We got 15 Ameraucana chicks 6 weeks ago. I went with Ameraucana because they are cold hardy, they lay colorful eggs and there is a good bit of variety in their feather coloring. I ordered them from Cackle Hatchery. I read up on several hatcheries and decided on Cackle because they had good reviews and … Continue reading Chicken Math 15-1=17
I haven't written this blog in the last 8 months because I just got busy. I'm also not a very good writer and an even worse proofreader and despite my advanced degree and qualification to sit the for CPA exam, (which requires some...finesse...) I tend to write the way I talk. Y'all, I'm from L.A....lower … Continue reading I’m Back!