Fall Adventures

Our Texas fall temps are still in the high 90’s, which is miserable for the fall garden but great to brood out meat chickens.


We ordered 40 meat chicks and 12 Buffs to replace the current laying flock. The new Buffs will take over in the spring time which will hopefully be a good time to sell of the old laying flock.

Right now the brooder heater only has to come on at random times during the night or very early morning. I mean, we wake up to temps close to 80. After this first week we probably won’t need a heater at all unless this heat breaks. Which we are praying it does!


About Debbie

I'm a 53 yo homesteader/homemaker who is obsessively in love with my God, my husband and my life. I don't know anything about blogging and resisted it for years now. I am good at rambling, which is probably the old fashioned way to say blogging anyway so I'll struggle on and see where this goes. My husband, John, and I live on a 55 acre homestead in NE Texas where we raise Dwarf Nigerian Milk Goats, laying hens, guinea, cats and 3 dogs. We try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, raising organic veggies and meat chickens and using our goats milk for drinking, cooking, cheese/butter making and soap making. John works off the homestead but does a lot on the weekends. We basically live the way our grandparents or great grandparents lived. We believe living debt-free like our grandparents did is the biggest step in being self-sufficient or shall I say, God-sufficient. Life here is always an adventure and seldom boring .... to us anyway! If you have time, come watch the grass grow with me on the porch swing. Debbie
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