Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Funnies!

It's the end of July! Time to kick back, relax and kiss this hot and sticky month goodbye! Let's start the weekend out laughing...


funny chicken jokes
 

Q: What do you call a chicken with a piece of lettuce in its eye?
A: CHICKEN CAESER SALAD (CHICKEN SEES A SALAD)

Q: Why Couldn't The Chicken Find Her Eggs?
A: Because She Mislaid Them.

Q: What does an alarm cluck say? 
A: "Tick-tock-a-doodle-doo!"

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!
Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

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  What Can I Post?

Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!
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Our featured blogger is chosen each week by YOU our readers...and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!
If you are selected as "Featured", make sure and grab your button!:
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**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers this week:

Florasippi Girl with this post on Rice Pudding

 

Rice Pudding


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

6 Ways to dispose of coop bedding

This time of year we go through a lot of bedding in our coops!  Not only is our population at it's yearly peak but with summer rains we're often shoveling out clean coop litter simply because it's wet. We use wood shavings in some coops, but hay and straw in others. That can add up to a lot of stinky bedding to get rid of. So what do you do with all that litter? 



Here are my top 6 ways to dispose of coop litter: 
6 ways to dispose of chicken coop bedding
1) Compost it: It's full of both the browns and greens you need to build a good compost so into the compost bin it goes! With the right additions you'll have black gold in no time. Plus the chickens will start digging through for anything they missed and turn it for you.


add chicken coop litter to the compost pile

2) Garbage can: Be polite, bag it up so the retrieval guy doesn't get covered. For very small or city coops this might be the best option.

3) Sell it. Gardeners will pay for chicken fertilizer even though they have to compost it themselves. Believe it or not, lots of folks are doing it and boy was I surprised to find that out! 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Simple Saturdays blog hop

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simple saturdays piggy

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!
Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

 This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

  What Can I Post?

Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!
*PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE*
Include:
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 How Can I Be a Featured Blogger?

By linking up AND HAVING A LINK OR BUTTON LINKING BACK TO THE BLOG HOP!
Our featured blogger is chosen each week by YOU our readers...and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!
If you are selected as "Featured", make sure and grab your button!:
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**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers this week:

Homesteady
homesteady

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Simple Saturdays Blog hop

Well hello there everyone! I just wanted to add a brief introduction before we get started here. I have joined up with one of my favorite blog hops Simple Saturdays and will be bringing you this blog party every week! I hope you'll join us....

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being Self Sufficient!

simple saturdays3 300

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!
Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!
Please join us in welcoming Lisa from Murano Chicken Farms to our group of co-hosts!
murano chicken farm

 This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

  What Can I Post?

Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!
*PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE*
Include:
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 How Can I Be a Featured Blogger?

By linking up AND HAVING A LINK OR BUTTON LINKING BACK TO THE BLOG HOP!
Our featured blogger is chosen each week by YOU our readers...and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!
If you are selected as "Featured", make sure and grab your button!:
simple saturdays featured button
**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Blogger this week:

Grace Garden and Homestead

with this post
grace garden and homestead
 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Instagram photo's of the month. Happy July!

A while back I started posting my most popular Instagram photos after I noticed how many messages I got here and on FB asking for more pictures. Unfortunately my weekly posting schedule wasn't working well because IG can be a little vague when it comes to days/times things are posted. So, to combat this I'm switching to a monthly post. I'm also now posting on IG at the beginning of the Month so I can keep track of which pictures belong to which month! 

So....now that we have that figured out, on to what you want to see: the most popular chicken pictures of June!

#1) Cookie the 2 day old lavender silkie chick. (because he kind of looks like cookie monster) "It's so stinkin cute!"

lavender silkie chick

#2) Marshmallow the white silkie chick.  "Hello world! I just hatched this morning!"

white silkie chick

#3) The D'Uccles. This picture of 2 d'Uccle hens and the chicks they hatched had the caption "...and this is what happens when you put a teenager in charge of getting eggs out of the d'Uccle coop every day" 

d'uccle hens chicks


If you're not currently following me on Instagram, you can start following by clicking here:  Instagram

Hope you've enjoyed our most popular Instagram pictures this month! See you on IG!

~L
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