This isn’t called the Frugal Farm Girl for nothing. We are cheap/frugal with EVERYTHING we do guys including our chickens. Sometimes I think it is a curse other times I am reminded how powerful and a blessing it is in this season of life. If you are planning on raising chickens you do NOT need
Pretty much everyone decides to raise chickens for their eggs. But do you know what to look for when your hen starts laying eggs? If you didn’t grow up with chickens and this is your first time raising chicks there are some things I want you to look for to give you an idea of
The day we drove home from picking up our mini pig Bently I was filled with emotions. I’ve never had a baby pig in my house before. At the back of my mind was the ease of knowing if this doesn’t work out, he goes out to the barn. Except our barn is super old.
We have an old barn. One that I fell in love with despite its crookedness. There is just something about old barn wood. It was built in the 1850s. We started the spring of 2016 with over 30 chickens and are down to 23. We free range our chickens from the sun up to the
I didn’t grow up necessarily as a farm kid. Yet I was a farm girl because in middle school every day when that bell rang for us to leave I was waiting for a big old van with the logo Pickett Fences farm to take me to my sanctuary. I have loved farm animals and
The day after Thanksgiving 2016 we drove out just my husband and me about 45 minutes away to pick up our first mini pig. The emotions were excited and a little bit scared. There was no going back now. Did I really know what I was doing? I raised two pigs for market in my
The first real thunderstorm at our new farmhouse had quite an affect on our little ladies. The next morning when I went to the nesting boxes my eggs looked like a wrinkled old mess. There was for sure something funky going on just before that egg came out. So could I still eat this egg?
Are your kids just starting to ask you for a pet? Maybe they are just getting to the age where they want to be responsible for something cute and furry but you are shaking your head thinking- “Do I want to be responsible for something else?” When we first got chickens I was amazed at