Which Chicken Breed Is Right For You?

Which chicken breed is right for you? I have never owned a chicken in my life, so I asked a friend, Jorie, to write about them because she raises them with her family. First of all, I like the free-range idea and controlling where the feed comes from that they are fed. I feel strongly that we need to be self-reliant, and if we have the knowledge of raising one or more chickens that’s one step ahead of the game, so to speak. My girls grew up on egg salad sandwiches. Eggs are high in protein and fairly inexpensive. I live in a controlled HOA so I couldn’t raise chickens, but I would love to learn more about which breed would be good for people to raise. If you can learn how to raise a chicken or two you can barter the eggs and be ahead of the game!

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101 Homesteading Skills We Need To Teach

We’ve heard a lot the last few years about homesteading skills, vintage skills, and pioneer skills. I don’t know about you, but I can do all of these and I bet you can too. Now, I have always pictured different farms growing vegetables, fruits and raising chickens, goats or cows, etc. I remember visiting dairy farms. It seems now people are calling themselves homesteading families. I remember growing up and hearing the word, homestead. Well, the word homestead according to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is defined as “the home and land acquired by family” and “to acquire or settle on public land.”

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How To Live A Homesteading Life Without Acreage

Have you often wondered how to live a homesteading life without acreage? Yes, you can do it. Whether rural or urban, if you have a home you are a homesteader. Is your dream to have 5, 10 or 50 acres? I’ve always said if you can dream it, you can do. But, you can still be homesteading with an apartment, small condo, live in an HOA (I do), and very little land. Let me explain, I was under the impression a homesteading family had to have chickens, rabbits and acres, and acres of land. Well, that may be true, but I found out I have been living a homesteading life from the time I could sew, make bread, grow a garden and preserve my bountiful harvests from my garden. I also preserved food that I purchased from nearby Farmer’s Markets. My friend, Janet has a farm and she is an expert over at Timber Creek Farm.

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