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Homestead Happenings: Javelina Visit

Posted in Homesteading

Living on the homestead, I’ve seen a wide variety of animals, but I didn’t expect to see a family of Javelina eating my fermented chicken feed when I walked out the door to feed the chickens this morning. They just looked at me and meandered away into the brush. I wish I could have grabbed my regular camera, but I didn’t have much time to snap the shots. Javelina are not wild pigs even though they have that pig look to them. They are actually in the peccary family. They tend not to be aggressive unless they feel cornered or…

Life with Rescue Dogs

Posted in Family, and Homesteading

Life with rescue dogs is always an adventure. Their crazy antics are ever entertaining. There are moments that you want to get mad at them because they’ve done something bad, but their sweet puppy dog eyes mellow your anger and melt your heart. Even if you do get mad, you can’t stay that way very long as they wiggle their way back into your good graces. It doesn’t take long until you’re back to cuddling with them. Rescue dogs have a special way of pulling at your heartstrings. You know their past, and you want the best life for them…

Giving Thanks: Chickens

Posted in Family, and Homesteading

Chickens have become such a huge part of our every day lives. While they don’t require a large amount of work on a daily basis, they do keep us entertained with all of their antics and songs. The biggest blessing for us has been the eggs that they provide for us. With the time change and less daylight, I thought for sure the egg production would go down, but we’ve been blessed with continued egg production. In fact, our girls all decided to lay an egg yesterday, so we had a dozen eggs in one day. That was a fun…

Crazy Chicken Life: Chicken Escape

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Every morning, before the sun rises, I fill the chickens’ feed bin with fermented feed and let them out of their coop. Some come running out while others swoop out with a flap of their wings. A few chickens tend to follow me to the run door. The others go for the feed or start looking for bugs. Once the sun comes up, they get really active. Whether they’re getting excited about finding some bugs or they’re laying eggs and singing the egg laying song, they seem to always be making noise unless they are resting or sleeping. They get…