Chickens

Keeping Chickens Warm in Winter

I’ve been keeping chickens for almost 3 years now. I love my chickens! Besides the fact that I have a cranky rooster, 2 hens that a prone to escaping and one that I’m pretty sure has not laid ONE egg….ever. This does not stop me from doting on them and talking to them like they’re […]

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Why I Make My Own Soap

I have always had sensitive skin. For most of my life, I have only used one type of soap. The biggest reason for the lack of variety is because I was a child and the soap I used was the soap we had. It was always the same soap. Occasionally there would be a new […]

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Beef Tallow Chicken Feeders

With winter settling in nicely I have noticed that my chickens do not like the snow. They refuse to walk on it, they’ll fly over it whenever possible and I’m certain they would go without eating if it came to it! Putting down hay in our run has helped them spread their legs and get […]

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How to Avoid a Chicken Popsicle

Happy New Year!!   We rung in 2018 with freezing cold temperatures. Most of our local and provincial New Year celebrations were cancelled due to the frigid weather. When that happens in Canada. You know it’s cold! Now while I’m not one to be up nights worried about New Year celebrations. Usually because I can […]

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Today We Planted Garlic

Well, we did it! My Not So Pioneer Life has planted garlic!! I have always struggled with what I should plant in my garden beds. I do have a limited amount of space and dedicating an entire bed to garlic has not been an option in the last two years. This year I got serious. […]

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Recipes

  Pan Fried Potatoes       With zero shortage of potatoes in our home, you can imagine I have more than a few ways to cook a potato. Now while I could eat mashed potatoes just about every day, my kids will not. They will eat fried potatoes though. They’re even more inclined to […]

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