7 things we’ve learned from keeping quail

7 things we've learned about keeping quail

My son really really wanted quail, so a couple of weeks ago we went to the feed store, and while I was buying feed he bought himself 3 quail. Two females and a male, I guess he takes after his mom because he wanted to breed quail and sell them. I think it is great, he’s only 8 years old and has a little business plan!

I thought quail were just tiny chickens, boy was I wrong, they are nothing like chickens! Here’s what we learned in our first weeks of keeping quail.

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My Favorite YouTube Channels

My favorite YouTube channels

YouTube is awesome, I swear it’s the modern day library. You can learn so much for free by watching videos. I decided it was time to share my favorite YouTube channels about homesteading, farming and permaculture!

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Mobile Chicken Coop Update, Part 2

Mobile chicken coop update part 2

We have been working hard on our mobile chicken coop! Time for an update!

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Monthly Recap: June & July 2017

June & July recap

June and July are over, so it’s time for another monthly recap. I decided to combine the two because both months were mostly spent in the garden and doing usual chores, so not too exciting to write about!

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Mobile Chicken Coop Update, Part 1

Mobile chicken coop

Sometimes you come across something awesome, a deal you can not refuse! That is what happened to us. We found a mobile chicken coop for next to nothing! Now, it will need some work before we can use it, but so would building one from scratch!

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Please, don’t blame the farmer

Please, don't blame the farmer

Don’t blame the farmer for the ways modern farms are set up. I see all this talk in social media about the horrible farms and the horrible people that run them. But¬†please take a second to think before you blame the farmer.¬†

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Easy Mayonnaise in 5 minutes!

Easy mayonnaise in 5 minutes

We like mayonnaise, so it would only make sense to make our own. After a bunch of trying I adjusted the recipes I found on the internet to make delicious, real, and easy mayonnaise!

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Problems with our compost bin

Problems with our compost bin

We made a compost bin last month from pallets that we had sitting around. Since then I have come to realize some things, it turns out we didn’t think it through too well. I decided to write this post to help you not make the same mistakes we made.

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Composting: Why, How and What

Composting: Why, How and What

I have been really interested in different ways of composting lately, I set up a compost bin and a worm farm! I am really hoping to improve our soil with nutrients created from our own waste. But why create compost instead of buying a bag of fertilizer at the store?

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Monthly Recap: May 2017

May 2017 Recap

Happy June! I am very late with this month’s update, but as all homesteaders know, sometimes life gets in the way. There is always something to do, and some tasks have priorities.

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