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Tagged With: eggs

Your Choice of Chick Brooders for Spring

Ah, Spring. That time of year when fuzzy baby chicks flood the feed stores and chicks go to new homes on impulse buys. I admit- I’ve been known to surprise the hubby with a few new chicks “just because.” But I also knew I had a ready to go chick brooder box for them. Buying … Continue reading »

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Making Money on the Homestead – Cottage Laws

There are so many ways to make money on the homestead, which is great, because so many homesteaders are striving to be independent and off the grid, not tied down to the “rat race” in any way. One of the most common is through “Cottage Laws,” which enables the sales of homemade food goods. Cottage … Continue reading »

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28 Ways to Make Money on the Homestead

It seems these days, no matter how off the grid or self-sufficient you are, you still need money. While the hubby and I still have full time jobs, we dream of the day that we will be more self-sufficient and be able to work for ourselves only. As a start, we do what we can … Continue reading »

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The A to Z of a New Homestead

Homesteading has so many different aspects. No one homesteader does it all, and that’s okay. So many of us add a little bit every year, whether it is making a new food from scratch, or a new animal on the homestead, or working towards moving off-grid. Homesteading is always working towards self-sufficiency in one aspect … Continue reading »

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If You Give a Girl a Chicken

If you give a girl a chicken,   She’s going to want a cute chicken coop. When you give her the coop, she’ll probably ask you for some chicken feed. When she’s finished, she’ll ask you for some wood shavings for bedding. Then she’ll want to look in the mirror to make sure she doesn’t … Continue reading »

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Egg Recipes When You’ve Got Too Many Eggs

Ah spring, when seedlings are started, it snows in Alaska, and the chickens are laying eggs like crazy. I’ve got 5 dozen eggs in fridge ready to sell and two more dozen on the kitchen counter, and I still need to collect eggs today. I think it’s time to break out the eggs recipes when … Continue reading »

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A Day in the Life of an Alaskan Homesteader

A day in the life of an Alaskan Homesteader isn’t too different from many other homesteaders or hobby farmers. At least in the summer time.   6:30 am – The alarm goes off. Coffee first or nothing else happens. I usually do a quick catch up on my social media accounts while I snag a … Continue reading »

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Predator Proofing the Chicken Run

With more eggs in the incubator, the hubby and I decided to “redecorate” one of our sheds and turn it into a second chicken coop. Since the set up is a bit different than our first coop, we had to do a few things differently to ensure we were doing our best at predator proofing … Continue reading »

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Busy Spring on the Alaskan Homestead

Ah, spring on the Alaskan Homestead. That time of the year when all those little outside projects which have waited all winter long need to be done. That time of the year when there never seems to be enough hours in the day (Even in Alaska!). As always, it’s a busy spring on the Alaskan … Continue reading »

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Natural Chicken Healthcare

We lost one of our hens last week. It was quick and unexpected. I went down to check for eggs and found her breathing very heavy, like she was choking or couldn’t catch her breath. It was heartbreaking. I went to the internet to see what I could do to help her, but unfortunately, it … Continue reading »

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