Our 2019 seed order
The ten breeds of laying hens we are investing in this year.
The second half of 2018 on the Gillis Homestead
A general guide about rhubarb and how we grow it on our homestead.
Our second attempt at growing garlic on our homestead.
A cost analysis of raising your own pork for personal consumption.
This was a summer of firsts- and one of the most important ones was our first time raising our own chickens for meat. We went big, raising enough for not just our expanding family for a whole year, but also raising a years worth for my parents. We are very excited about how the whole…
We are less then 24 hours away from sending our first batch of birds to the butcher and I’ve had some time to reflect. This was our first year raising our own meat- we tend to never do anything halfheartedly so we started out big by raising 120+ meat Cornish Rock Crosses and 4 pigs….
Wild chamomile (aka Pineapple Weed) is a herb that grows abundantly around the northern hemisphere. The little yellow bulbs pop up late spring into the late summer. It grows pretty much anywhere, but especially loves areas where the ground was disturbed recently, or is gravelly in nature. We have a large patch growing where are…
A few blogs ago, I published one about how we were starting our meat chickens off on the right foot. Now I am here to tell you how they will spend weeks 3 thru culling in Mid August. We built ourselves some chicken tractors -we used rough cedar boards (yes I know CEDAR IS BAD…