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
Does it seem like you are meeting more people who say they have backyard chickens? Are you entertaining the idea of starting your own backyard flock? Do you want to raise chickens like a champ and avoid looking like an amateur? Something pretty cool is happening. More and more cities are allowing backyard chickens. That
For two years my husband nudged that we should get chickens. I had a 10 month old I was still nursing and the thought of raising chickens; something I had never done seemed too much at the time while I was still chasing a 2-year old. Another year passed and my husband brought up chickens