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The Biggest Mistake We Made Raising Ducks

Are you wondering if you should add ducks to your backyard homestead? Maybe you are thinking about starting with ducks over Chickens? Here are a few quick reasons I recommend adding ducks to your flock: They get along with chickens. Our ducks were raised in a smaller chicken coop with four other hens who were …

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5 Tips to Empower YOU to STOP Emotional Spending Instantly

Emotional spending. We all do it more than we even realize. We do it when we are happy, upset, stressed, or maybe even scared. It becomes a habit we quickly want to stop. But, do we really need to stop a habit that we enjoy? What if this habit doesn’t cause any harm? What if …

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How to DIY Spray Paint an Old Grill for $10

Have you ever been driving down the street and you do a double take? “What was that just down the road?!” Must turn around. No shame.    Why?! Because sometimes one man’s junk is another man’s treasure! ( Thanks, Mom!) We found this grill at the curb. With a sign saying FREE! We didn’t even have …

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5 Fun & Frugal Ways To Garden With Your Kids

Are you looking for ways to get your children involved in gardening activities? You don’t need a ton of space or money to get started with these five fun and frugal gardening activities.  Maybe you are struggling with getting your children to take an interest in gardening? Or perhaps you aren’t wanting to dive into gardening …

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Farm Life Vlog Week 2: Surviving the 70MPH Winds & Snow Storm

The April Fool’s joke of weather can end anytime now right?! Last week kids in our area were on Spring Break. The weather forecast was horrible. One that should be for Winter break. I know here in Western New York it’s not uncommon to get a couple random days of snow but the weather this …

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VIDEO: Update on our Barn, Rooster Attack Tips, & Ducks

  Oh, my life is hectic with animals right? Whether you have animals outside your home or in, they can be a handful! If you missed our first three videos in this series of us Vlogging, head on over to our youtube page here and check them out. This is a continuation of our progress …

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6 Things You Must Know Before Getting Ducks

If chicks get you smiling, wait until you see ducklings! They are adorable, and watching them splash in the water the first time will have your heart swooning for more. Ducks are a great addition if you already have chickens, and ours have always gotten along just fine. Our ducks share a chicken coop with …

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VIDEO: I’m Making Over Our Outdated Kitchen & Barn Building Progress!

Hey Friends! We’ve lived in our farmhouse for two years now and the kitchen cabinet color is starting to bring me down! I knew that there were other priorities in the house, but now it’s time. We aren’t going to do a full gut right now in the kitchen, mainly because my husband is building …

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