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Chickens – Part 1: The Gateway Animal

There are a myriad of animals that comprise the concept of animal-based homesteading: pigs, goats, cattle (beef and dairy), sheep, and for a select few individuals, even more exotic creatures, such as alpacas, buffalo, and emu. However – none of those animals quite engage newcomers to this lifestyle like the noble chicken. These precious pullets … Continue reading Chickens – Part 1: The Gateway Animal

My First Blog Post

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. — Chinese Proverb Starting anything is just awful. There’s the time before you start “it” – that’s great! The hopeful anticipation, the motivated daydreams – the general self-satisfaction that comes from a great idea, and now all that’s … Continue reading My First Blog Post


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