Mealworms!

Never did I ever think I would stick my hands in a bowl of squiggly, crawly worms.  Yuk.  Double yuk.  We have 26 chickens now and they love them some mealies.  We added Gecky the Gecko at Christmas too.  He is also a mealworm connoisseur.  Let me tell you one little package of mealworms runs Read more about Mealworms![…]

My new fruit tree guild

Why did I not know about this whole fruit guild/permaculture gardening thing?  I mean, it’s become my obsession…..well actually, it has been my obsession, I just now realized there is an actual name for it!   Being a rather haphazard gardener, I love the idea of self-sowing plants.  Why fight nature?  I love to just toss seeds around Read more about My new fruit tree guild[…]

Around the Homestead: May

Are you a wanna-be homesteader?  Me, too!  I have accomplished some of my homestead goals, but still Ihave a large bucket list!  Come and see what’s been going on at my growing homestead this month! Meet the birds… I now have a total of twenty-one hens, one rooster (oops! he got sexed wrong!), four ducks Read more about Around the Homestead: May[…]

Checking in with the hens {and ducks!}

Our hens are getting so big!  They are almost a month old now and entering that gawky teenage stage where they are getting their feathers.  No more little downy fuzz!  I believe this is one of the Barred Rock hens.  She is gray…how beautiful! Yesterday afternoon we moved our ducklings from the house to the Read more about Checking in with the hens {and ducks!}[…]

Banana Bread Recipe

My children love banana bread.  They love it so much they will eat a whole loaf in one sitting.  Leftovers?  Not a chance.  I’ve tried many a banana bread recipe in the past but this is my go-to recipe because it is the moistest banana bread you will ever taste!  There’s a secret ingredient….sour cream!  Read more about Banana Bread Recipe[…]