Breakfast for Chickens

December came, the days got shorter and my hens all stopped laying!  It happened overnight and I was horrified that I would have to buy STORE BOUGHT eggs.  Luckily my superstars -- Cybil and Rosie -- continued to lay.  But I was lucky to get one egg a day which would not do!  I eat two … Continue reading Breakfast for Chickens

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Chicken Breeds & Egg Color

When I chose the breeds of chicken that I wanted to raise many factors came into play.  My top priorities: Cold/winter tolerant Temperament and friendliness Rate of egg laying (at least 4-5/wk) Egg color (I wanted a colorful egg basket) It was also important they all look different so my kids could tell them apart … Continue reading Chicken Breeds & Egg Color

Yellow Front Door

I was bored one day and home with a sick boy so I decided to paint the exterior doors the same color as the chicken coop -- Egg Yolk yellow!  I started on the back door in case it went terribly wrong.  The doors were a brick red and I knew it would take several … Continue reading Yellow Front Door

Big Ruler Height Chart

Another very easy project that requires very few supplies. 1x6x8 piece of hardwood (I used poplar) small can of stain and cheap paintbrush Sharpie number stencils First, I lightly sanded the wood and stained it.  I drew the measurements on with pencil and traced the numbers on using the stencils.  I traced over the lines and … Continue reading Big Ruler Height Chart

Rosemary & Mint Soy Candle

Once summer was over and the fall air set in I decided it was time to harvest the leftover herbs for winter meals and projects.  I had a lot more Rosemary and Mint than I would ever use in cooking so I decided to make Soy candles for Christmas presents. VERY easy project!  For one candle … Continue reading Rosemary & Mint Soy Candle