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Front Porch Friday Blog Hop

What’s in your Chicken Emergency Kit and Front Porch Friday

Welcome to Front Porch Friday! Mama Kautz and PreparednessMama are your Hostesses with the Mostesses. Mama K has 8 hens so this post on a Chicken Emergency Kit by Murano Chicken Farm was super educational. Shelle PreparednessMama likes this post from A Life in Balance and wants to be better prepared with make ahead meals. This post - 50 Freezer Meals and Tips for Back to Schools - is sure to get me motivated. Thank…
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Prepping

Eggs-actly What to do with all of those Easter Eggs

Easter is less than a week away. Usually with Easter comes eggs. Hardboiled to make deviled eggs. Maybe your family dyes eggs. Regardless they are popular this time of year. Did you know there was a way to dye Easter without that little kit from the grocery store. Jessica at 104Homestead shares egg-sactly (see what I did there) how to do just that in her post How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally She also has…
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Homesteading

Raising Chickens 101

So you want to raise chickens. Here are a few tips to get you started. Then go over to my post about the 5 Things I learned AFTER Getting Chickens. You're welcome, in advance, for saving you a ton of trouble. #1 Is it Legal If you are in the country, like we are, then you are probably fine. If you are in the suburbs, and you want to raise a couple of chicks in…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Frugal Living

5 Ways to Re-use Eggshells

In Your Coffee Eggs shells reduce the bitterness. Add shells to the grounds in your coffee pot. In Your Compost To add calcium to your dirt. Eggshells include lots of nutrients that are great for plants. Just crush or grind them up in your coffee grinder or blender and add to your compost. Give Back to Your Chickens I crush them up and mix with their feed. I have not had a problem with my…
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Homesteading

5 Things I Learned AFTER Getting Chickens

My list of things I didn't know until I got chickens. Compost Material They poop. A lot. Which really probably isn't an issue, except in winter, when they do it at your front door. Because we have a sidewalk to the garage that is where they like to hang out most of the winter. I suppose we could quit shoveling the snow, but then we'd have to deal with snow. (This is where I was…
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Homesteading

Top 10 Things Around the Triple R

I thought I would do a fun post since I've been pretty serious as of late. Today I am showing you 10 things you might see if you came to Triple R AKA Red Rock Ranch. Meet Mabel and Wilbur or Ham and Bacon as the older boys like to call them. For the record. Pigs stink. A lot. Jury is still out on if we are breeding these two or butchering one and selling…
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Homesteading

Welcome to Triple R Farm

When we moved to Idaho we called our little 5 acres Red Rock Ranch. Our homeschool is called Red Rock Christian Academy. Triple R Farm seemed appropriate for our little piece of heaven on earth. We have recently added to our little brood of chicks from last spring. That are finally giving us eggs. Meet our newest farm friends. Mabel and as boy child #1 calls them Ham and Bacon. We do plan to have…
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Homesteading

We’ve Got Eggs

I don't know if you know we have chickens. We got them last spring. Then we lost all of them to our Blue Heeler :( So we got more. We now have 2 hens and 2 roosters. Well some exciting news here at Red Rock Ranch. We've got eggs! We had gone outside to clean out the coop. And lo and ! Boy Child #3 is much more willing to clean out the coop now…
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