- How many chickens do you eat per week?
- How long do they live before butchering?
- What size bird are you looking for?
- Now how will they be housed sustainably? (I'm only going to briefly cover this vast topic here)
- Ok, how on earth do I figure out how much meat and eggs will actually cost?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Monday, September 15, 2014
With a chill in the air, the promise of fall is here, so I'm ready to get warmed up with a hearty butternut squash soup. The carrots and squash in this soup lend themselves to such a rich and creamy texture that it does not need the addition of cream, making this a light and nutritious take on a classic soup. Roasting the brussel sprouts sweetens the natural bitterness of this misunderstood vegetable, making it, and the spicy crunch of the toasted squash seeds which top this dish, come together in harmony with the soup for a delicious filling meal. If you haven't tried brussel sprouts, please, please do! They're delicious! But, if you still aren't quite ready to try them, you can substitute broccoli florets for a similar yet milder flavor.
Joy is often found in the moment, while we're not looking. It's in the small things that remind us the day is precious. We work hard towards our goals for a day that leaves us tired yet fulfilled. Today, we found our flow and discovered the satisfaction of a full immersion in to our homesteading life. In the cool of an early fall day, I found my joy in caring for our animals, baking, and playing with my daughter. These are the days gre working towards, where accomplishment is a clean stall and a full belly.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The girls are really in to the swing of things now! We even got an egg from each layer today! This makes our first full dozen! I seriously don't know why we didn't get chickens years ago, there is nothing like gathering such a nutritious food from your own backyard! They come out to be much cheaper than grocery store eggs (even with organic feed) while coming from healthier and happier chickens! Win win! I've got some great chicken math coming your way soon for anyone who wants to know how it breaks down for a small flock.