Spring is here!!! And, with spring comes the tubs of baby chicks in the feed stores. Their cuteness is almost irresistible. Even as an adult who has raised chickens for over five years and knows all of the work involved, I can barely walk into the store without taking a … Continue reading →
Every spring, we go from hoping that our chickens will provide enough eggs that we don’t have to buy any from the store to an egg explosion! And, I always want to scream, “How do I turn these chickens off?” Unfortunately, chickens don’t come with on and off switches! Now, don’t … Continue reading →
When my kids were babies, I would spend their nap times in the bathrooms with the vent fan running, scrubbing away and trying not to breathe the toxic fumes. However, the day came when they no longer napped, and, even worse, they wanted to help! I didn’t want them in … Continue reading →
It was 2:00 on a busy Saturday afternoon, and we had spent the day knee and elbow deep in the mud as we worked to install a new water line to the animal shed. We hadn’t even had lunch yet, so I was in the kitchen trying to quickly shred … Continue reading →
I recently shared in this post how procrastination almost cost the life of one of our chickens. Even though procrastinating doesn’t always result in such obvious problems, it always costs us something. Many times it is unnecessary stress, wasted mental energy, or strained relationships. We’ve all spent days with that … Continue reading →
Over the last several years, people have become more and more interested in where their food comes from. How were the chickens that laid their eggs treated? What was sprayed on their salad? What did the cow that became their steak dinner eat? Many are voting with their dollars at the grocery … Continue reading →
Chicken moms. You know the ones. The ones that scroll through 50 chicken pictures on their phone to show you a picture of their firstborn son. The ones that are happily scraping chicken poo when other moms are sitting at a little league game. The ones who talk animatedly about … Continue reading →
We are moving! Yep, that’s right. We’re moving! That’s something I never thought I’d say again, but if I’ve learned anything in my almost 40 years, it is that life never takes you where you expect, and never say never! Last Friday, we handed our little piece of the … Continue reading →
This post brought to you by Kohler. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Our Life Out Here. Saving money and living frugally is important to us. But, I have learned that investing in high quality products to begin with saves me money in the long run. One … Continue reading →
A few days ago, I posted over 18 breakfast ideas that could be prepped ahead of time from my Homestead Blogger friends. Today, I want to share 12 more recipes that, in my book, take the cake. What makes these recipes so special? Well, they all make me feel like … Continue reading →
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