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

A Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens – Chicken Care

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening5 Comments

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Congratulations!  You have built your coop and your girls are happily living their chicken lives scratching, eating, and roosting.  You are providing them with fresh water and plenty of food every day.  You are making sure their coop is clean and safe.  And you are waiting.  Waiting for those chicks you brought home (who aren’t chicks anymore!) to lay some … Read More

Italian Sausage and Pepper Strata Recipe

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Breakfast, Entrees, RecipesLeave a Comment

Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Strata

We love breakfast foods in our house…especially savory breakfast foods with plenty of eggs (from backyard chickens, of course)!  We even love to have them for dinner!  Breakfast food is good food anytime of the day! Frittatas, Bacon Hash, Breakfast Casseroles, even Oatmeal!  Yum!! Can’t get enough!!! I got this recipe for an Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Strata from … Read More

Fermented Eggs

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers37 Comments

Yes,  fermented eggs.  You may think, is that even possible?  Yes!!!  It IS possible and they are fantastic.  I have had pickled eggs before which are delicious.  I had an abundance of chicken eggs last week and thought I would go ahead and pickle them.  But then I thought, why not ferment them??  We love eggs and we love fermented … Read More

Oh Lardy Talks about CHICKENS!

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/GardeningLeave a Comment

Kelly loves having chickens SO much, that when Danelle from Weed ’em and Reap asked her to come on her little radio show and talk all about it, she jumped at the chance!   Raising backyard chickens in the middle of a city is definitely becoming more and more popular.  If you don’t currently own chickens, you may be thinking … Read More

How to Find Real Food at the Grocery Store – Produce, Meat, Dairy and Eggs

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food1 Comment

How to Find Real Food at the Grocery Store

We have started a series on finding real food at the grocery store because often times it can be a very frustrating task!  Never fear!  Oh Lardy is here to help you navigate your grocery store and find the best options. In our first post, we covered some general guidelines to real food grocery shopping, such as shopping the perimeter, reading … Read More

Homemade Egg Nog

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Beverages, Recipes4 Comments

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During Christmas time, when I was growing up, there was always this buzz about the “Korte Christmas Egg Nog.”   I watched my grandmother prepare this prized holiday beverage.  I watched my parents make it as well.   People who were planning on attending their holiday party would ask, “Are you making the Egg Nog?”   As a kid I … Read More

Friday Happy Hour #1

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Friday Happy Hour3 Comments

Welcome to Friday Happy Hour!  Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week.  Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers! This study came out recently and got a lot of attention.  It seemed like every news group carried this, in print, on tv and on the internet.  Really, egg yolks are as bad … Read More