Our Chickens are Teenagers! 5 Tips for 10 Week Old Chicks.


August 6, 2021

It feels like just yesterday we picked up our 2 day old baby chicks. It was our first time raising chicks and we were so nervous! Would we be able to keep them alive?! Did we set up their brooder properly? Would they be warm enough? Were we feeding them the right food? It felt […]


3 Important Things to Know About 4 Week Old Chicks


July 7, 2021

Time flies when you are raising baby chicks and our little floofies are 1 month old. They are just entering the awkward teenage stage and their personalities are starting to shine. It’s so entertaining watching them chase bugs and take dust baths! Here’s an update on our 4 week old chicks and 3 important things […]


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A Beginner’s Guide to Urban Homesteading


June 25, 2021

Today I’m so happy to welcome Tory Stender to the blog. Tory usually works behind the scenes for The Ginger Home (and is a Pinterest genius!!), but she also runs her own blog where she dives into millennial life, homesteading, natural living and so much more! Tory is taking over today to talk a little […]


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5 Things to Know about 2 Week Old Chicks


June 20, 2021

I can’t believe how big our baby chicks are getting already! We have learned so many things in a short amount of time. Here are 5 things you need to know about 2 week old chicks: #1 Check for pasty butt This is just as gross as it sounds! But we had 3 chicks with […]


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Meet our Baby Chicks – So Floofy!


June 5, 2021

We finally did it! After talking about getting chickens for literally a decade, we decided this year was the year that we would finally commit. We are now the proud parents of 8 little baby chicks and it’s been so much fun! We chose heritage breeds that are suited for our cold climate and that […]


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How to Pick and Preserve Pumpkins


September 5, 2020

Do your pumpkins last the season or do they turn mushy within a few weeks of bringing them home?! I still have some of last year’s pumpkins in storage and it was actually really easy to preserve them with a few easy tips! Here is everything you need to know about how to pick and […]



Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners


June 18, 2020

Having a cut flower garden has always been a dream of mine! But I’ve always been a little intimidated and I didn’t know where to start! So I asked my friend Jen at The Flowering Farmhouse for her advice on cut flower gardening for beginners! Why Start a Cut Flower Garden There’s something magical about […]


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3 Eco-Friendly Home Product Swaps!


March 5, 2019

This year we’ve been focusing on how to make our home more eco-friendly …how to consume less and waste less. Sometimes the state of the world feels overwhelming and you wonder what you can do, if anything, to make a difference. I’ve rounded up 3 eco-friendly products for the home that can make taking the […]


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