Resurrecting the Cowboy Baby Homestead

Spuds, that is, potatoes.   GARDEN ANYWHERE at Goodreads I see an overgrown garden that has not been tended in years, a corral fence falling over, and an old barn collapsing, and I smile, imagining the many wonderful stories these things have seen through the years. And then I am sad to realize the people who…

Chicks Move From Brooder to Coop

Good morning, Blog Buds! The chicks are now fully feathered out and have grown big enough to live outside.  But I didn’t just toss them out with the lone survivor from my last flock, Anna.  She woulda beat the crap out of them!  That’s her territory out there and they’re just irritating little invaders, as…

Update: Chicks Feathered Out!

Good morning, Blog Buds!  As you can see, my new flock is feathered or mostly feathered out and moved into the garage brooder, an extra-large dog crate converted for the purpose.  The Rhode Island Rhodes are the oldest (almost a month old) and, therefore, the biggest, as you can see.  The others are three weeks…

Spotlight: WARTIME FARM by Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, & Alex Langlands

WARTIME FARM at Goodreads This is an extremely useful and valuable book.  Seriously, get yourself one if at all possible.  To see what I mean, first watch the Historical Reality show it’s based on. WARTIME FARM on YouTube I’ve mentioned this one before, but now it’s really prominent in my mind.  As I’ve said before,…

Meet My New Flock of Chicks!

Chickens are probably the easiest and most useful backyard farm animal you can have, although quail are an excellent alternative.  Also, they’re gosh-darn cute, funny to watch, and loveable pets, if you handle them daily from hatching.  They only live a few years, however, and they lay well for two or three of those years. …