Deciding to raise backyard chickens.
A rooster and his hen
There is always tension between so-called "civilization" and "where the wild things are" as Maurice Sendak said. Rural living on the edges of wilderness teaches us that we can live in that tension but it's not always easy.
No snakes allowed! Ways to keep snakes (and other pests) out of your chicken coop.
Life and death are a daily reality on a farm. Join Farmer Bryan and Lori as they try to help a hypothermic chicken after a night of storms.
The skunk turns around and heads straight toward me.
My daddy's mix of chickens and pig
You never know where life is going to take you, so it’s a good idea to be ready for anything. My family once had a different life, but circumstances changed, there was a period of flux, then we came out better than ever.
They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.
We finally complete our much anticipated and ballyhooed chicken pen extension.
You don't have to be a poultry farmer to have an appreciation for the hard work that went into this 1924 edition of The American Standard of Perfection.
To name or not to name your chickens?
My carefully planned new shipment of chicks came in today . . .and brought an extra adventure with it!
How personal experience and observation can save your sanity
A small bench near a quiet pond on a cattle ranch. A Bible and a cup of tea.
Cleaning up old buildings and saving what you can just makes a body feel good!
Simple to put together, chicken tunnels make for safe free ranging.
This is my journey of moving to the country and becoming a stay-at-home mom and hobby farmer. I was raising three small boys so why not add some animals to the mix.
The story of my chicken addiction.
The story of how we got here and who we are.
As a frustrated country-girl-wanna-be living in town, I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move to a ranch as soon as possible. It finally happened when I was a grandma.
Visit the springtime pastures of Farm on the Hill as "the girls" are introduced to their new home!