Garlic: From Planting to Harvest

Types of Garlic There are two types of garlic: hardneck and softneck. The plants form in different ways and have different harvest potentials. It is generally said that softneck varieties do well in warmer climates, where as hardneck varieties do well in northern, harsher climates. We plant hardneck garlic as we live in the north…

Hidden Eggs

The Case of the Hidden Eggs A hen went broody the other week, so we were getting fewer eggs, but we were still getting some. Then recently, they stopped. No idea why. One hen going broody would not make all the hens stop laying eggs, but still we did not find any eggs for almost…

Honey Bottles!

We have HONEY BOTTLES!!!! Our first honey harvest of the season is right around the corner, and we have our shipment of bottles ready to go! We have a variety of bottles and sizes, but we only have a few of each, so keep an eye out for your favorite. It probably won’t last long!…

Goslings! Ducklings! Poult!?

Turkey Babies! Any idea what a plout is? No? I didn’t either until a couple of weeks ago. You see, we decided a while back (while our bees were being attacked) that we wanted to try raising ducklings, goslings, and turkey babies (that’s what I was calling them because I didn’t know what their actual…

Predator in the Coop! Homesteading Adventures

Up to this point, we have been extremely lucky. We have never lost a chicken, or chick, to any predator. While that has not changed, we have lost many eggs, and could have lost chickens not too long ago. This happened a few weeks ago, but we’ve been so busy with the aftermath that I…

Roll-ups: Easy, Homemade, and Customizable

You know how the ingredients list on most fruit roll-ups is a mile long with unpronounceable names? Well, maybe not a mile, but you know what I mean. I found that kind of scary, but I found a new, easy way to make them that really doesn’t take that much time. All you need is…