Seeing as we just bought a house, there isn’t much left in the bank by way of remodeling or renovating. So we are taking small steps at the moment! I wanted to share with you the way everything looked upon closing. I did clean the carpets before these photos were taken (the previous owner had two dogs and a cat) but that is basically it. Enjoy!
As it would be for anyone to say the “best” in terms of chicken breeds for a small homestead, I am being totally and completely biased. Full disclosure, the Silver Laced color variety was originally bred in Wisconsin and I am so dang proud. The Wyandotte breed has a total of eight color varieties, which include Black Laced, Blue Laced, Buff, Buff Columbian, Columbian, Golden Laced, Partridge, Silver Laced, and Silver Pencilled. I think that the Silver Laced Wyandotte is the prettiest though, but to each their own! Now let’s get on to talking about why Wyandottes are great for the small-scale homestead.
Growing enough food for yourself to last a year is a hefty challenge no doubt, but if you are looking for an excuse to get outside and be more active, then getting a garden started is a step in the right direction. Whether you have 1/2 an acre or upwards of 20 acres, planting a garden to provide you enough food surprisingly only takes a little bit of planning with a calendar and some (much needed) time in the sun tending to it. In this post I’m going to show you how I got myself organized to get ready for planting a year’s worth of food. Are you ready to plan your pants off?!
Today I am going to discuss the reasons behind why the American Guinea Hog has become the official selection for Green Willow Homestead. Having a source of meat I raise myself has been a goal of mine for many years, so excuse me for a moment while I do a little happy dance.
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to orchard planting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we strive to live a toxin-free life and turn these five acres from just property to a fully functioning small-scale homestead.
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