THE CRAZY CHRONICLES OF TWO NEWBIE HOMESTEADERS
Hello and welcome to our blog!
We are new to homesteading and this is the start of our journey towards a slower paced, more simplistic, get out hands dirty and enjoy the fruits of your labors kind of life!
Adventures, mishaps and laughs are sure to await and we sure hope you’ll enjoy the crazy ride along with us here at City Mouse goes Country.
Dawn and Dean
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Cannot wait to try this with my garden next year! This years garden was all about trial and error. There were a lot of trials„, and errors too! But that’s how you learn so I have no regrets. :)
The lasagna garden, no weeding part worked out amazingly. We just had a LOT of problems with a variety of insects„ then lots of rain so any treatments we applied got washed away and you can only apply them but so many times.I will read up on this more for next years garden.
Now Im on to a new homesteading adventure…..Dehydrating Food for long term storage. Stay tuned!!
How to forecast weather without gadgets!
Great info for the homesteader or survivalist. I will be printing this out and putting it in my binder.
I have to laugh though cause years ago when I lived in Oklahoma, the old timers used to have a saying ” Only fools & newcomers predict the weather” :)
*credits*Sadly there is no info can find anywhere on who created this awesome graphic.
Now that flu and sniffle season will quickly be upon us, here is a Natural Sore Throat Remedy!!. (And for those tea drinkers like myself who don’t need a sore throat as an excuse, you can feel free to enjoy this yummy concoction any time the mood strikes! :) Ingredients : organic honey, lemon slices, bit of ginger. Combine all in jar. After a while it will turn into a marmalade texture, not to worry. Once capped, and stored in a jar in the fridge it will last for months. To serve, fill glass with boiling water scoop out a large dollop, put into a coffee/tea mug, Stir and let it melt. After it is at a safe drinking temperature enjoy the soothing goodness!!
And we’ve been building the chicken coop!
The pic in the upper left hand corner illustrates how it will sit on the base when we’re done,with extra run space underneath.
We didnt have any coop design plans to follow, although they are out there in abundance, we just decided to built one to suit us & wing it!
We plan on adjoining the chicken tractor that we built,shown in the previous blog post, to the coop & adding some windows for ventilation. Should all be finished this weekend! We will have some happy chickens and before toooo long, some YUMMY eggs! :)
Here is how weve been spending our summer! The earlier part of this summer we built a chicken tracktor!
It was built using plywood, 2x4s, pvc pipe, fencing wire, and poultry wire on top of that. The top has a tarp strapped down on one end to provide protection from the elements. We’ve had a few bad storms since building it and the chickens stayed dry.
The bottom is covered with fencing wire to prevent any bandits like raccoons,etc from attempting to dig up from underneath.
It is big enough that it has more than the required minimum of 4x4 feet of space for each chicken. We have 5 birds now after losing one in a dog attack, (which was a sad sad day here at our homestead) but it could comfortably accomodate another bird.
We are now in the process of building a chicken coop and it is almost finished. We plan making it where we can adjoin the two so they have extra run space.
We are debating if we should attach wheels to one end and make it a portable chicken tractor to move around the field next to the house for grazing & fertilization of the yard, ;) or if we should permantly attach it to the chicken coop structure.
All in all we’ve been very pleased with the results!