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Livestock Guardian Dogs…Or Something Like That

For about a year Chad and I have thrown around the idea of getting a new dog so that our older pup Roxy, a Labrador, could train them to….you know….not kill chickens.  It may come as a surprise, but 9…
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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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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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Do We Even Like Chickens??

So three years ago we decided we needed chickens. Okay, I decided and my husband didn’t exactly put up a fight. So that qualifies as “we” correct?? Let’s not get distracted by details.  Chad suggested we start out with four…
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