Housing For Your Chickens

Housing for Your Chickens | If you've gone "coop shopping" or spent hours browsing chicken coops on Pinterest like I have, you know that chicken housing can be as simple as a reclaimed child’s playhouse or as elaborate as a small mobile home. It all depends on your goals and the time and resources you are willing to invest in the project. Here are the most important things we've learned about chicken coops over the years. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

If you’ve gone “coop shopping” or spent hours browsing chicken coops on Pinterest like I have, you know that chicken housing can be as simple as a reclaimed child’s playhouse or as elaborate as a small mobile home. It all depends on your goals and the time and resources you are willing to invest in the project. Here are the most important things we’ve learned about chicken coops over the years. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Gardening for Butterflies

A beautiful garden can attract a number of visitors to your yard: bees, birds, and — the most exquisite of them all — butterflies. Chances are you already have a number of butterfly-attracting plants, and butterflies bring many amazing benefits to your garden. Here are four tips for creating a butterfly-friendly garden. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Homesteading is a Leap of Faith

How Homesteading is a Leap of Faith | Three years ago we moved to the country with little, if any, experience in country living. While our country home was being built, we spent a significant amount of time reading up on necessary skills. Months later, when the moving van pulled into the gravel driveway, we thought we knew what lay ahead. We had no idea. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Three years ago we moved to the country with little, if any, experience in country living. While our country home was being built, we spent a significant amount of time reading up on necessary skills. Months later, when the moving van pulled into the gravel driveway, we thought we knew what lay ahead. We had no idea. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Raw Milk Q & A

Raw Milk Q&A | Switching to raw milk is a good starting place for many newly health-conscious families. I went to one raw milk-producing family farm, Fall Creek Farms in TN, to ask important questions: Is it safe? Is it from a good source? How long does it last? Why is it more expensive? and more! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Switching to raw milk is a good starting place for many newly health-conscious families. I went to one raw milk-producing family farm, Fall Creek Farms in TN, to ask important questions: Is it safe? Is it from a good source? How long does it last? Why is it more expensive? and more! [by Lee Burdett]

How to Choose an Incubator

My interest in chickens has grown ever since we started our flock two years ago with eight Rhode Island Red pullets. I recently told my husband that I would love to start raising them with an interest in preserving them. He responded with the gift of an incubator so I could hatch my own. Here are a few things we learned when choosing our incubator, and a few things you might want to consider. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

My interest in chickens has grown ever since we started our flock two years ago with eight Rhode Island Red pullets. I recently told my husband that I would love to start raising them with an interest in preserving them. He responded with the gift of an incubator so I could hatch my own. Here are a few things we learned when choosing our incubator, and a few things you might want to consider. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Caring For Bucks (and their wether companions)

This time of year -- smack in the middle of breeding season and kidding season -- is filled with anticipation for those of us raising dairy goats. I'm counting down the days until the first kids arrive (and feeling their momma's tummies). While I wait, let's talk about the other half of the baby goat equation: the daddy goat. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This time of year — smack in the middle of breeding season and kidding season — is filled with anticipation for those of us raising dairy goats. I’m counting down the days until the first kids arrive (and feeling their momma’s tummies). While I wait, let’s talk about the other half of the baby goat equation: the daddy goat. [by Lindsey Proctor]

Ten Things to Think About When Buying the Land for Your Homestead

While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. TraditionalCookingSchool.com

When we began to consider our move to the country, purchasing land was intimidating. Neither of us (my husband nor I) had made that kind of purchase before. While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. [by Jenny Cazzola]