Making Your Bread Instead

  Before goats, before chickens, before soap, before the garden and even before the urban homestead, and way before the actual homestead was even dreamt of the first thing I really taught myself to do is bake bread. See, at 19 I was an army wife stationed overseas. If you want to fall in love…

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Introducing Roosters

As a part of transitioning from city chickens to country hens, we needed some boys. I mean who can resist a mama hen and her babies running about? After falling in love with my first rooster I decided to take the plunge and get another. Oskar had settled in well after his introduction, so I…

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Greenhouse Closing

It was bittersweet yesterday when I started making the video to close out the season in the greenhouse. If it wasn’t for the fact the baby chickens needed another week or so of protection it would be completely shut down. Everything has either been planted or ushered off to someone else’s house as a gift…

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Ginger Beer ~ The rest of the story

I blogged about my ginger bug last week and today have tasted the final product and it is AMAZING! let me tell you how I made it! Ginger beer is made of two parts, first being the ginger bug. Incase you missed that blog it is here: http://www.alittlefaithfarms.org/?p=29 This bug is your probiotic starter and…

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Recycled Coop and Fermented Food!

When I started out on this journey I didn’t have the money to buy a all the bells and whistles coop so my brother in law built me one completely from recycled materials. I also followed up with my fermenting out chicken food project.

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Pilgrim Geese

Geese are a welcome addition to any homestead. My top three reasons for owning them are: 1. Alarm system. They are very alert birds that pay attention and alert to changes in their surroundings. 2. Eat the grass in the pasture that the goats do not. The need supplemented only over winter. 3. Lay large…

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If Chickies Could Talk

Free ranging chickens isn’t for everyone. It comes with the acknowledgement that something could happen to your chickens. Heck, entire locked up coops get raided all the time how can truly free range chickens ever stand a chance, and why would you want to? The why is easy. The chickens are happier and healthier and…

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Using My First Milk

  Deciding to make home-made cheese is very time consuming. It starts with 5 months of waiting for the goats to have babies. Every day since November first when they were introduced to the bucks I ask them, “Are you pregnant yet?” Starting mid March the question shifted to, “How many babies are in there…

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Don’t Forget Your Ginger Bug!

Some days this life is chaotic. I nearly forgot that in addition 16 chickens, 3 geese, 11 goats and a greenhouse. I felt the need to take on the responsibility of a million microorganisms. Tonight I almost blew it and forgot to feed them. See its 9:00pm and I just sat down. My day starts…

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