homesteading blog love

Homesteading Blog Love #10

  It’s back!  Have you missed the Homesteading Blog Love?  I have to admit – I sure have!   This week’s edition will be directed at gardening and foraging, because, well, it’s that time!   Our big garden expansion has been completed and it is waiting patiently to be filled with all things awesome –Read more

Early Spring on the Faulk Farmstead

Early Spring on the Faulk Farmstead

  April has arrived – and with it, beautiful weather!  It is definitely feeling like early Spring around here!   Curious what we’ve been up to?   Just in case you have been out of the loop, we have a new kid on the farmstead!  Our Nigerian Dwarf goat, Totes, gave birth to an adorableRead more

Chickens & Mites: Prevention and treatment :: Faulk Farmstead

Chickens & Mites: Prevention and Treatment

If you are like most chicken-keepers, you want your chickens to be healthy, happy, and comfortable.   Occasionally, however, your chickens may end up with – how shall I say? – uninvited guests? Meet the mites.   Red Mites:  These are a biting/blood-sucking type of mite, that act similar to a tick.   These canRead more

The Garden Expansion :: Faulk Farmstead

The Garden Expansion: Progress in Pictures

After wrapping up our first year homesteading, I have determined that another year of big changes is upon us.   New animals on the farm have arrived – one new kid, 8 laying chicks, and 25 meat chicks.  New life is showing up on the farmstead, bringing a renewed sense of excitement to the surroundingRead more

fermenting chicken feed

Why We Ferment Our Chicken Feed

“What?! You ferment your chicken feed?!”   Yessirree!  I most certainly do!  Not crazy, I tell you…   Let’s go back to how I got to this point…   A number of months ago, I was looking at mixing my own chicken feed.  I was tired of feeding my girls plain ol’ layer pellets, voidRead more

DIY Grow Lamps

DIY Grow Lamps for Spring Seedlings

Ah, Spring… You aren’t tired of hearing about seed starting yet, are you? Nah, I didn’t think so.   This year was my second year starting seeds indoors – and I was determined to go BIG or go home!  Ok, so I was already home – but you catch my drift.  Remember all of thoseRead more