Homesteading

How to Clean and Store Fresh Eggs

Homesteading

How to Clean and Store Fresh Eggs

The best thing about owning laying hens is getting farm-fresh eggs. There is nothing better than going out to the nesting box to see how many eggs have been laid, collecting them, and bringing them inside. Hens start laying eggs once they reach approximately six months of age. Don't worry about...
Abbagail McRuer Sep 20, 2021
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Photos: How to Build a Mobile Chicken Coop

Homesteading

Photos: How to Build a Mobile Chicken Coop

With folks taking such interest in becoming more self-sufficient and getting in touch with where their food comes from, raising chickens has become a popular hobby. Whether for meat, eggs, or both, chickens provide an excellent source of protein—and never mind the fact that befriending the little...
Josh Smith Aug 30, 2021
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Is Backyard Beekeeping Right for You?

Homesteading

Is Backyard Beekeeping Right for You?

If you think that a hive or two of honeybees could be a wonderful addition to your home or garden, you’re right. But, if you think a beehive is a lawn ornament that’ll function as your personal honey fountain, you’re in for a surprise. Keeping bees is a magical thing, and they really are low...
Jenna Rozelle Aug 19, 2021
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8 Things You Need to Start Raising Chickens

Homesteading

8 Things You Need to Start Raising Chickens

Chickens were the first animals we got when we moved out of suburbia and into the country. They don't call them the "gateway" farm animal for no reason; they're addictive. Once you get one chicken, you'll want more—it's a fierce cycle that inspired us to start our regenerative ranch. If you've ever...
Abbagail McRuer Jul 15, 2021
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