An Unexpected Use for Eggshells

Do you have chickens?  If you do, I know you have an abundance of eggshells.  We do. I used to religiously compost mine – threw them right out with the coffee grounds and banana peels.  Yup.  Out the door. Little did I know…   My ladies could really use them!  That was valuable stuff I wasRead more

beautiful eggs

Raising Chickens on the Faulk Farmstead

When my dream of farmsteading came into view, the very first thing I knew I wanted was CHICKENS.  Easy enough, right?   Our feather-filled dream of 7 or 8 chickens has multiplied — now at a whopping 24 chickens!  Whoa now.  How the heck did that happen?! Let’s get down to the nitty gritty details here,Read more

More Winterizing Efforts on the Farm(stead)

After a busy work weekend, I woke up this morning feeling energized and motivated.  I had spent my whole weekend thinking about implementing the deep litter method for our farmies after reading this article from Fresh Eggs Daily last week.  Felt extremely motivated to get it done and over with! Prior to my work weekend starting,Read more

Preparing for changes in season

Preparing for Changes in Season…

Fall is upon us here in Washington – am I right?   As I sit here typing away with my morning coffee in hand, I look out one window at the fog-encased pasture, with little ghost animals wandering about…  Fog does eerie stuff…   As I look at the window to my left, I seeRead more