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How to Tame an Aggressive Rooster

I’m having a little issue right now with my rooster….he’s attacking me!  My little baby that I raised from a chick has turned on its’ owner.  What is the solution to taming an aggressive rooster besides having a good ole’ fashioned barbecue? Lots of articles I’ve read have said that you should hold your roosters […] Read more…

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How to Transfer Chickens to their New Coop

I’m such a push-over when it comes to my chickens.  They’re so adorable when they are babies and are turning into teenagers.  It must be the problem where things are cuter when they are smaller.  That’s how I felt about my chickens.  And then came the fateful day when the chickens needed to be transferred to […] Read more…

How to Reduce Stretch Marks Naturally

How to Reduce Stretch Marks

  Recently, my husband and I entered into the world of Keto.  I could go on and on about it, but we love the Keto diet.  Just by eliminating bread and pasta from our diets, my husband has lost 25 pounds in two weeks.  Amazing!  The only bad news: my hubby has some pretty serious […] Read more…

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Egg Allergies

Today I’ll talk about something very personal to me and that is egg allergies.  Did you even know that existed?  I didn’t until I turned about 18. Growing up, like every good mother, my mom would make me eggs.  Scrambled, fried, over easy, you name it, and my mom could make it.  (Yes, dad, you […] Read more…

Easy Tomatillo Salsa

This recipe is for a quick and easy tomatillo salsa.  Tomatillo salsa is a green salsa that can be used to add as a kick to any meal.  It also tastes great as a dip to be eaten with tortilla chips. I’ll admit that I didn’t know what a tomatillo was until I met my […] Read more…

My Story

Maybe you’re wondering how I got started with chickens.  Maybe not.  But I’m going to tell you my story anyways. It all started when I met my handsome husband, Luis.  Luis is Mexican and grew up for the first 10 years of his life living on a ranch in Mexico that was on the side […] Read more…

8 Gift Ideas for Lawyers

If you’re like me, then you know that giving a gift to a lawyer is pretty much impossible.  Mainly because they already have everything that they need!  I’m a paralegal and I work for a male lawyer.  Giving Christmas gifts can be difficult.  Here are some gift ideas that I have put together for the […] Read more…

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How to Make Jerky

I didn’t know how to make jerky for the longest time until I was taught this method by my wonderful Father, Kerry.  My dad’s been doing this recipe for years.  Now that I have my own little homestead, I was ready to jump on the jerky bandwagon.  Plus, my husband and I just started the […] Read more…

Gifts for the Chicken-Lover

If you are a homesteader like me, there are many practical and nonsensical gifts I could give and receive.  Maybe you have a chicken-lover in your life and want gift ideas for them.  I’ve assembled a short list of fun chicken-related gifts you can purchase for the chicken-lover in your life. FOR THE PRACTICAL The […] Read more…

What are Fairy Eggs?

I love my chickens.  They are usually full of surprises.  We got our first fairy egg and it’s super adorable.  What are fairy eggs you ask?  When I first saw one, I knew I had to discover what these little cuties were. What are fairy eggs? Fairy eggs go by many different names, including “fart” […] Read more…

Can Chickens Catch a Cold?

As cold and flu season is coming through the Midwest, can a cold affect your chickens?  Can chickens catch the common cold?  Can I give my chickens my cold?  All of these are questions that have run through my mind during this season. A cold for a human generally refers to an upper respiratory infection, […] Read more…

Can Chickens Eat Mice

Can chickens eat mice?  I was researching an issue when I stumbled across an article that explained a method to catch mice so that your chickens could eat them.  The article then went on to explain that chickens are omnivores.  My mind was blown.  I had never heard of that before.  So of course, I […] Read more…

Spicy Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga

I won’t forget the first time that I ate Chicken Tinga.  It was at my friend, Vanesa’s party and I fell in love with it.  Spicy chicken tinga is an incredibly simple dish to make, but it tastes like you have been cooking for hours. Start with a tostada, put on a base layer of […] Read more…

Quick Mushroom & Tomato Omelette

My husband wakes up at 4:00 a.m. in the morning and he is usually pretty hungry.  Usually he will grab a slice of toasted bread or a banana and run out the door.  But after discovering these quick mushroom and tomato omelettes, now my hubby can have a quick healthy morning breakfast before beginning work. […] Read more…

When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs

I’ll be the first to say that when I first got chickens, I had no idea how much I would love it.  I feel as though chickens are like dogs, just easier to maintain and take care of.  Chickens love their owners.  All they require is food, water, and shelter.  Plus, they give you eggs […] Read more…

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