Spring on the Farm

Spring has fully arrived here on our farm. The weather has been unbelievable the last few weeks and we have all spent as much time as possible outside.

Our Chicken Feeder

My fiancé made this chicken feeder out of some wood and PVC pipe. The tall cylinders hold the food until they eat enough for it to shift down.

February Weather

It’s been 60 degrees here for the last few days in Southwest Iowa. I could definitely get used this beautiful weather and so could these ladies! They have been adjusting to the new acreage and a new bigger coop very well.

Brown Egg Layer Breeds

What are the best laying hen breeds? These are our experiences with six popular laying hen breeds that we purchased in June of 2015.

A Little Blue Coop (Before & After)

Last May we moved an old weathered cabin to our farm where it went through a transformation. It had “good bones” but needed a lot of repair and cosmetic improvements after years of neglect. We started with a new roof, structural reinforcements, new flooring, siding repair and replacement, new custom 6-pane windows with screens along with lots and…