The Givens Grove

Our DIY Projects, Gardening, Homesteading, Farm Life, Animals and Orchard-To-Be

Lessons In Organic Feed

No matter how you slice it, organic feed can cost a small fortune.  Hopefully I can save you from spending $80 per 50lbs like I did my first time around.  I now pay less than half that.  Thank you Lord. …
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I Can’t Do This

That is how I felt after the first 24 hours of being a chicken owner.  Up till that point in my life I had never dealt with an animal “dying”.  Yes, I had had a few cats and a dog…
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Bug Be Gone

This is just a compilation of some of my bug-tastrophes. Maybe it will be of use to others fighting the battles. Reader beware: bugs were killed in the learning process that is gardening.  Methods of how to kill said bugs…
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Saw Dust Baby!

Does anyone else dream of freshly milled lumber? From their own back yard?  ….”crickets chirping”…. Well I do! A year and a half ago…I decided on a dream.  A huge dream that I knew would never come to fruition. But…
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How “NOT” To Build A Chicken Tractor.

Let’s be honest here. How much fun would it be if I only showed you the things we got right and turned out perfect. Well for one, that would lead you to believe we got this “mess” all together. And…
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The Battlefield That Is My Garden.

I am a lover of all things nice and neat.  Most days, my life is anything but nice and neat.  Apparently I am only capable of taking care of and cleaning up after myself. Doesn’t bode well for a family…
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The Garden Progression

In the years leading up to our move to The Givens Grove, I had read book after book on homesteading, organic gardening methods and the like.  Never once actually getting to implement these awesome ideas floating in my head!  I…
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Do We Even Like Chickens?? Part II

In “Do we even like chickens?? Part I” we learned that yes, we do like chickens!  Once we “knew” chickens were a good fit for us and loved, loved, loved their eggs, we wanted to share these fabuloso eggs with…
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