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Summer Garden Tour / A Child’s View

The subjects that are ordinarily being taught in schools are math, language arts, social studies, science, physical education, fine arts and sometimes music. These subjects pretty much stay the same until the high school level yet even then, depending on what is available, the subjects don’t venture too far off the narrow path. The student needs to be really motivated to choose not to take the typical subjects and what is usually encouraged by guidance counselors and their parents. YouRead More

DIY Homemade Chicken Coop / part 2

07.24.2018 homesteading, videos

VIEW PART 1 HERE I came up with this simple coop design after two years of caring for chickens in extremely hot summers and very harsh winters here in the central Midwest. The following are explanations on the how and why I designed my chicken coop the way I did. Deep Litter Method A mobile chicken coop wasn’t an option not only because of the amount of snow we get but also because of the high winds. A stationary coopRead More

Midsummer Garden Tour 2018

I get a little carried away in talking about working toward debt-free living in this video but this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone! 😁 It’s just about midsummer and most of the garden is going strong. I’m thinking that the weak plants on the west side of the garden could possibly be due to the way we tilled it. Dominic hand-tilled his section and I machine-tilled the entire other side. I could have disturbed too much of the naturalRead More

The Making Of A Chicken Coop / part 1

06.13.2018 homesteading, videos

FINALLY! Finally it’s happened to me, right in front of my face… Yes, I’m a 90’s teen! Thank you Cece Peniston! I wasn’t really sure how I was going to edit this video because I didn’t know if it should be more of a tutorial or just “copy this.” 😁 Also because I was too tired to speak. Since I designed it myself and I’m not going to know the actual supply total until it’s finished, I decided to show it as aRead More

DIY Minimalist Chicken Coop

I have learned so much more from hands-on experience caring for chickens than I ever did from reading a book or a website. There are just some things that need to be right there in front of you to be completely understood… like hens and their home. 😁🐔 To begin with, not every coop is built to withstand every temperature across the world. Modifications need to be made depending on where you live. For example, I live a hair to theRead More

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