9 Chickens That Lay White Eggs for Your Homestead
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9 Chickens That Lay White Eggs for Your Homestead

If you’re in the quest for the perfect rainbow of chicken egg colors, you need some chickens that lay white eggs in your flock. Surprisingly, despite the commonality of white eggs in grocery stores, most backyard chickens don’t lay white eggs. Truthfully, I’ve only had two chickens that lay white eggs – the rest lay…

11 Benefits of Raising Chickens You Didn’t Know
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11 Benefits of Raising Chickens You Didn’t Know

You know chickens give you eggs, but you might not know all the wonderful benefits of raising chickens. We became backyard chicken keepers because I found myself concerned with the quality of the food I fed my family. I knew egg production was one of the biggest benefits of raising chickens, but I honestly had…

13 Reasons Seeds Don’t Germinate & What You Can Do

13 Reasons Seeds Don’t Germinate & What You Can Do

Nothing is more disappointing than spending hours prepping and starting your seeds only to find out your seeds don’t germinate. What happened? Now what? Every spring, we start seeds again, and things don’t always go perfectly as we hoped. I always notice that some seeds don’t germinate, leading me to wonder what happened and where…

How to Keep Chicken Water from Freezing: 14 Tricks to Try
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How to Keep Chicken Water from Freezing: 14 Tricks to Try

Chickens need access to fresh water daily, but in the winter, you might find that it’s hard to keep chicken water from freezing. The first winter I raised chickens, I learned a lot of things like how to keep chicken water from freezing and all about frostbite and chickens. I also learned that chickens don’t…

13 Vegetables and Fruits You Can Store in a Root Cellar
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13 Vegetables and Fruits You Can Store in a Root Cellar

Many vegetables and fruits can be stored in a root cellar, an old fashioned food preservation method we should all embrace. Root cellars are a low-maintenance method of food preservation that requires no extra work on your end. Storing fruits and vegetables in a root cellar helps to preserve freshness in the least labor-intensive way…

17 Cheap Christmas Activities Your Family Will Love
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17 Cheap Christmas Activities Your Family Will Love

Christmas often feels financially overwhelming, but these cheap Christmas activities bring all the holiday spirit on a budget. We lived on a tight budget for years, but I never wanted my kids to feel like we couldn’t do things during the holiday season. I wanted the memories of this season to be treasured all their…

The UItimate Homestead Wishlist: 34 Gifts for Homesteaders

The UItimate Homestead Wishlist: 34 Gifts for Homesteaders

Are you wondering what to get the homesteader in your life? This homestead wishlist has some of the best homesteading and gardening gifts. Homesteading is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life. So, it makes sense to buy Christmas gifts that assist in some of their favorite things or what they need to…

Hand Pollinating Male and Female Zucchini Flowers

Hand Pollinating Male and Female Zucchini Flowers

If the fruits on your zucchini plants are dying, you might need to try hand pollinating zucchini flowers. One of the most common problems that gardeners experience when growing zucchini is that their plants won’t produce fruits or the blossoms drop. Hand pollinating zucchini flowers is the answer to both of these issues. Zucchini plants…

Dealing with Frostbite on Chickens: What You Need to Know
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Dealing with Frostbite on Chickens: What You Need to Know

As the temperatures dip down, chicken owners have to watch for frostbite on their chickens and know how to deal with this problem appropriately. The first time I saw frostbite on chickens I had no idea what was wrong. My rooster had blackened tips on his comb, and I wondered what caused it. After a…