It has been just over a year since we became mealworm farmers and I have had folks ask, “So how’s it going?” It is going GREAT!!! I have to say, micro-livestock is one of the easiest things to raise! We have changed set ups in the last year and even
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring substance. I have written about it before, but recently, it has been given a bad rap by some folks on social media. So, I am here, once again to explain that Diatomaceous earth or DE is NOT the antichrist. Despite terms like “respiratory hazard
I was delighted recently to receive a copy of Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z from the author, Sarah Rosedahl. As soon as I took it out of the package, the oldest country kid was all over me. Why? Because the art work on the front cover is delightful!
Heads up!!! No really, look up! Why? Well because it is fall raptor migration time and if you have chickens, well, you need to be aware. Hundreds of thousands of hawks, eagles, ospreys and falcons are currently winging their way south and possible past your coop! Most hawks are soaring birds….
I am an egg snob. Don’t get me wrong, for years I ate store eggs. I didn’t know any better. To me an egg was an egg. But then we finally got our own girls, and trust me, an egg is not just an egg and here is why (in my
Chicken stock is used in many recipes, but where does it come from? Well, for most folks it comes in a can or a box from the store ladened with salt and preservatives. But it didn’t always come that way! Once, long ago, when folks raised more of their own
If you own chickens, you know there is nothing so wonderful or delicious as fresh eggs. Every day we go out and feed the hens and in return they give us those glorious eggs. But how much do you know about how an egg is made? Do you know why
This week’s question comes from Nola and she asked me: “I keep hens for eggs. I got them for fun and to have natural, healthy eggs. Now that I have them, I am overwhelmed with the amount of people that would like to buy eggs from me. It seems there’s
This weeks question to the Farm Girl (that’s me!!) comes to us from Rebecca. She want to know: Do you eat your chickens? If so what do you tell your kids when they ask where is (fill in the blank)? Well Rebecca, I’m glad you asked. We live in a
I am going to let you in on a big secret….. ready? The perfect hard boiled egg is NOT boiled!! Seriously! But how can that be you ask?!?!?! Simple, boiling eggs in water leads to movement, which cracks eggs. Admit it, you always have that one egg (if not more
Chickens, there is something about having a few roaming your backyard. They are fun to look at, have distinct personalities, and provide amazingly yummy eggs. The popularity of backyard chicken keeping has been and continues to be on the rise across the country. While many areas legally allow the keeping
Many people are catching chick fever! Are you planning on bringing home baby chicks this spring? If so you should take a moment right now and enter this giveaway for a chance to win an Eco Glow Brooder for keeping the chicks warm. And a bonus prize, a 2 gallon
Last year I made the oldest country kid a blown egg ornament for Christmas. Not just any egg mind you…. But from the first egg his hen, Ester, ever laid. He loved it and I must admit I was rather proud of pulling it off. Everyone says blowing an egg
So there I was… minding my own business…. going about my day when I heard the weirdest sound ever. I could tell it was coming from the backyard area of our property… well that general direction anyway. I went out back to check on our chickens and ducks because it
I can honestly say we have never had mites, thank goodness. Well then why am I writing a piece about mites? Well because there is a lot of misinformation floating around the internet by “popular” sites that are pointing people in the wrong direction. That may sound harsh of me, but