Tower Garden Update

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening2 Comments

My Tower Garden is 3 months old!  I can’t believe it has only been 3 months and I have been harvesting LOTS of goodies from this amazing tower!!!   I have really enjoyed having lettuces on the Tower Garden.  I have been just harvesting leaves for salads and sandwiches the moment I need it.  I JUST recently harvested the remainder … Read More

An Air Conditioner in the Chicken Coop?

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening29 Comments

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Yes.  You read that correctly.  We put an air conditioner in the chicken coop.  Are my chickens spoiled?  Perhaps.  But they are alive!! Living in Phoenix, I am challenged with keeping my chickens alive during the summer.  Our temps have been known to creep up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  Fortunately, that isn’t normal.  But 110 is still darn hot!!!   … Read More

Best Beginning Breeds for the Homestead

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Homesteading/Gardening4 Comments

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There’s something truly amazing about animal husbandry. Rearing animals from infancy to adulthood, connecting with them on a personal level, giving them the best life and death possible — it’s easy to see why so many people are swearing off commercially produced milk, eggs, and meat and simply producing and raising their own. However, when you’re just getting started in … Read More

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow On Their Own

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening1 Comment

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By Dr. Mercola One in three US households are now growing food, according to a special report from the National Gardening Association (NGA).1 This equates to about 42 million households with a food garden in 2013, a 17 percent increase from 2008. Keeping a garden can improve your health by providing you with fresher, uncontaminated food, and cutting your grocery … Read More

Fodder for Chickens

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening7 Comments

How to Grow Fodder for Hens

What is fodder, you may ask? Quite simply, it is food for livestock. Usually dried grasses or hay. For my hens, fodder is sprouted grain allowed to grow beautiful green shoots. Lots of chicken owners grow fodder for chickens during the winter months. With snow covered grounds, fresh green grass, essentially, is a welcome treat for hens! Chickens love eating … Read More