When we got our quail I really didn’t know much about them I just wanted the potato bugs gone from the garden. Many homesteaders tout them as easy to raise and economical. These birds make it possible raise meat and eggs on land, where due to restrictions; larger birds are not an option. The rate […]
This adventure starts with bugs, to be exact roly polies… At first I thought “oh, how cute, roly polies!” but then they started to take over the garden! How did they even find their way to my desert oasis? I started to look into them a little and it turns out they are actually called […]
After selling the kids this year we decided we wanted to purchase another lamb for butcher. We bought and raised a lamb last year and it worked out well, saving us some money. This year I found a lamb way out in Wilcox…3 hours and 45 minutes away. The gal had several to choose from and […]
This has been the worst day. I had hurried around all morning feeling like I wasn’t getting anything done, really scatter brained. Finally I got ready and ran my errands. I came home ready to finish up some blog posts but before I did I went ahead and let the chickens out for the day. […]
You might be asking…what is tallow? Tallow is rendered beef or lamb fat called suet. You could say it is beef’s answer to pork’s lard. It is a healthful fat that you can make many things out of. It can be kept for long periods of time at room temperature as long as it is […]
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