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…

Cowboy Candy

Cowboy Candy Recipe: Can I brag on my dad?  He’s just such a great person, always taking care of me, even while I am married, and supporting me with this blog.  I asked him for some of his favorite recipes and he gave me this one: Cowboy Candy.  This may just be his signature “dish”. […] Read more…

Why You Need Woolen Dryer Balls

Why You Need Woolen Dryer Balls When my husband and I first got married, we didn’t have a lot of money (surprise, surprise!). So when we purchased our home, we were so excited to discover that the previous homeowner was leaving us her washer and dryer. Our only issue was that we didn’t know how old the […] Read more…

night vision

Can Chickens See in the Dark?

I live in the Central Timezone and we recently went through daylight savings time.  That means that our clocks get turned back one hour.  Now we can wake up to sunshine, but it also means that it gets dark out by 4:00 p.m.  I didn’t realize the implications of this until driving home from work […] Read more…

Can chickens get wet?

I remember the day after my husband and I transferred our 23 chickens to their brand new coop from their previous home in our garage.  It began to pour down rain.  I looked out my window, expecting my chickens to be safe and dry in the coop.  Instead, they were standing out in the run, […] Read more…

10 Verses to Believe for Pregnancy

Having undergone a miscarriage earlier this year, it can leave me wondering if I will be able to get pregnant again.  I also worry if I will miscarry again.  Knowing that this is a dangerous path for thinking, I have to reinforce my belief that God is who He says He is and that He […] Read more…

Why You Should Hold Your Chickens

You just gotta love baby chicks.  They are so cute and adorable and make you want to hold them all the time…that is, if you can catch them.  They’re fast when they are little.  But did you know that holding your chickens is good for them?    The main reason you should hold your chicks is so that […] Read more…

Why You Need a Rooster - Homestead Familia

Why You Need A Rooster

I’ll be the first to admit that I never wanted a rooster.  I had seen those cartoons of the roosters crowing every morning.  What those cartoons don’t tell you is that roosters don’t just crow in the morning, they crow ALL DAY.  For any reason whatsoever.  Roosters don’t need a reason to crow.  For more […] Read more…

Chickens for Beginners

I have had chickens for a while now and I absolutely love it.  Chickens are like raising dogs, only so much easier. There were several surprises along the way though.  If you are thinking about buying chickens, whether for fun or for profit, there are several things you should know before making the dive into […] Read more…

Easiest Salsa Ever

Easiest Salsa Ever

I grew up in a Caucasian household and I absolutely did not enjoy eating anything hot.  That included salsa.  Then I met my husband, Luis, who is Mexican.  His family eats peppers FOR FUN.  Talk about culture shock.  They eat salsa on everything…let me say that again, salsa gets eaten on every meal that reaches […] Read more…

Why do roosters crow?

Why do roosters crow?….Oh, I’m sorry, you think there really is an answer to that.  Turns out, there is no one answer as to why roosters crow.  They just do!  ALL THE TIME! Call me a city girl, but I came into the rooster game believing that roosters only crowed in the morning when the […] Read more…

Should You Free Range Your Chickens?

Free range or not to free range chickens?  That is the million-dollar question.  What are you going to do with your birds?  Will they benefit from free ranging?  I’ve read plenty of articles about free ranging and the answers vary on either side.  Some say to absolutely not free range, while others say to always free range.  The answer to […] Read more…

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