How to Raise Meat Chickens

How to Raise Meat Chickens

How to Raise Meat Chickens When my husband and I first started raising chickens, we decided to raise some meat chickens as well.  We wanted to see what the “hype” was about.  Through the journey, I have discovered that raising meat chickens is a relatively simple and easy process that anyone could do. Where to […] Read more…

Best Evergreen Trees for Privacy

Best Evergreen Trees for Privacy

Best Evergreen Trees for Privacy I live on a fairly large homestead property, 7 1/2 acres to be exact.  The main problem I have is that there is no privacy.  I am surrounded by neighbors who can see everything that I do on my property.  Even people driving by can see my whole property.  And that […] Read more…

11 Cheap Valentine's Day Ideas

11 Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas

11 Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas Many Valentine’s Days come and go.  It seems like it comes around once a year…I mean, wasn’t it just Christmas?  Time flies!  But sometimes it’s hard to celebrate each Valentine’s Day with new ideas and things to do. Or maybe you’ve run out of gift ideas.  “Diamonds again this year?” […] Read more…

Simple and Easy Egg Muffin Cups

Simple & Easy Egg Muffin Cups

My Simple & Easy Egg Muffin Cups is probably one of my favorite recipes to make in the morning.  Number one, because I have chickens, I have an overload of eggs and I need to use them.  Number two, this recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious every time.  This recipe is very […] Read more…

How to do your own Gel Nails

I love doing my own nails.  I think it has something to do with not having to pay upwards of $30-50 every two weeks to get my nails done with gel polish.  The best thing about doing your own gel nails is that it is so easy.  It’s intimidating at first, but don’t let the […] Read more…

How to Store and Clean Fresh Eggs

How to Store and Clean Fresh Eggs

One of the first questions I had when starting to raise chickens was why aren’t eggs refrigerated?  Another question was how long will eggs last on the counter?  After doing some research and experiencing gathering my own chicken’s eggs, I have found my answers and they surprise even me! Why aren’t eggs refrigerated? Eggs that are laid […] Read more…

Top 10 Winter Hygge Tips to Incorporate Into Your Home

Top 10 Essential Winter Hygge Tips

What is Hygge? Hygge is a fun way of saying that you want to create a feeling of being cozy, warm, and comfortable.  It’s a word that originated in Denmark.  In Denmark, they have very long winters with little sunlight.  Due to that fact, the Danes have created the “hygge” method, which literally means “to […] Read more…

Why Quality Time Is So Important - www.homesteadfamilia.com

Why Quality Time is So Important

In today’s world, it’s often touted that the busier you are, the more productive you are.  The more productive you are determines how much wealth you will build.  Wealth, in turn, defines who you are as a person.  But does being so busy also define your relationships?  What happened to the importance of quality time and […] Read more…

Why you need to try Bluprint - www.homesteadfamilia.com

Why You Need to Try Bluprint

What is Bluprint? Bluprint used to be known as Craftsy.  Bluprint is your home for anything that has to do with being creative.  Bluprint is an online community for photographers, artists, quilters, weavers, woodworkers, gardeners, embroiderers, crocheters, gardeners, and more!  Watch professional expert videos giving step-by-step instructions on how to complete a certain task. Bluprint […] Read more…

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How Smart are Chickens?

How smart are chickens?  I think we have all watched many movies depicting chickens as dumb, insensitive, non-caring, silly little creatures.  We used to think that chickens were only capable of laying an egg per day and then just going on their merry way.  But did you know that chickens are actually as smart as […] Read more…

December Egg Report - www.homesteadfamilia.com

December Egg Report

I am so excited to share my December egg report with you!  All December long, I have kept track of how many eggs my chickens were laying.  We’ve all read the articles that during the winter, chickens tend to lay less eggs.  They may even stop laying eggs.  That’s why I decided to keep track […] Read more…

10 Easy DIY Mason Jar Crafts

As the holidays were just around the corner, I had purchased mason jars so that I could make my own gifts.  But what to make was the question.  I knew that I could make my own cookie jar mix and give it away as a present.  My husband’s family members are not really bakers, so […] Read more…

How to Handle an Aggressive Rooster

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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