How to Raise Chickens: #5 Other Requirements

How to Raise Chickens: #5 Other Requirements

At some point you need to think about waste removal. I’m sure there are some owners that go out and clean their chicken coops on a weekly basis. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those that subscribe to the “deep litter” method. This method leaves everything in the coop, but you continue
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FO Friday – spring blocks

FO Friday – spring blocks

Guess what I made?!  More blocks!!  Big surprise. I wasn’t sure I could get another quilt block done by the deadline (today), but last weekend Little Chick took an extra-long nap AND it was cold and rainy outside.  What better way to spend an afternoon like that than sewing?   It’s a free block pattern
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How to Raise Chickens: #4 Feeding your flock

How to Raise Chickens: #4 Feeding your flock

During the summer months, we don’t worry about feeding our hens much other than to make sure they have access to some commercial feed.  Most of the time, they are running around outside, “free-ranging” and eating grass, Mama’s plants (stay out of my garden!) and plenty of insects. During our Wisconsin winters, they live mainly off
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FO Friday – bathtub

FO Friday – bathtub

You read that right … apparently I made a bathtub. I originally wanted to make a little container to hold some knit/crochet tools and intended to make a lid for it.  However, the sides aren’t strong enough and it would have collapsed too easy.  I thought about adding a plastic canvas insert to stiffen it.
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How to Raise Chickens: #3 Selecting Chickens

How to Raise Chickens: #3 Selecting Chickens

Chickens are social birds and really need to have at least one friend, so count on starting with a minimum of two.  Having multiple birds will also help them keep each other warm in the winter time.  So, how many should you get?  I read somewhere that two hens per family member is a good
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How to Raise Chickens: #2 Coop/Tractor Design

How to Raise Chickens: #2 Coop/Tractor Design

First let me show you our setup before I discuss other options.  I’m sure I’ve shared before, but this is what our chicken coop looks like. It’s a rather large coop because we originally had 40+ chickens we housed in there.  There is a ramp on the left-hand side that comes out of the coop
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How to Raise Chickens:  #1 Deciding to Raise Chickens

How to Raise Chickens: #1 Deciding to Raise Chickens

A couple of weeks ago, Little Chick and I went to visit some friends and celebrate my favorite godson’s birthday (ok, so he’s my only godson.  What’s your point?!)  I’ve known these friends since college (or before) but we don’t get together very often, so I always cherish the time we have. While we were
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Caramel Custard

Caramel Custard

I have been reluctant to show this recipe.   Certainly not because it’s not very good.  Because it is.  Too good!  No, it’s because it took multiple attempts to get a good picture of the final product.  I tried several times.  Which means Papa has made several batches of this recently (as my scale would
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FO Friday – blocks … and blocks

FO Friday – blocks … and blocks

Are you sick of my “blocks” posts yet?  Well, I have a treat this week.  A different kind of block.  You see, I have actually spent some quality time with my sewing machine!  Why?  Because a contest was involved of course.  Don’t be silly.  Nothing else motivates me as much! I know I’ve mentioned before
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FO Friday – Beads and blocks

FO Friday – Beads and blocks

Can you believe it’s already the middle of March and I just recently finished off my February weather square?!   While I really enjoyed working on this each and every day in the beginning, now I’m finding it works out better to haul out that bag and my temperature list only every few days (weeks?)
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  1. ROSEMARY says:

    Love your hat design and also the cowl. Is there anyway I could get the patterns so I can make them?
    Also I would like it if I could get emails from you on what you are doing. I did not see anywhere to sign up for them.
    thanks,
    Rosie