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Incubating Chicken Eggs: Step 2, Setting the Eggs

Incubating Chicken Eggs: Step 2, Setting the Eggs

We followed the process of settling our shipped or purchased eggs. We collected the eggs from your girls. Now you are ready to set the eggs. Of course, you set up the incubator at least a day ahead and you know the temperature near the top of the eggs is going to be...

Incubating Chicken Eggs:  Step 1, Collect and Store

Incubating Chicken Eggs: Step 1, Collect and Store

We are growing our second batch of "in-house" incubated eggs. As we have had rooster issues, aggressive Barred Rocks (tasty), to old Welsummer (tasty), and Leeroy (yes his name has two e's) who is young, scared, but currently mating. We decided to load the incubator...

Sourdough Bread (No-Knead Loaves)

Sourdough Bread (No-Knead Loaves)

I was pretty busy before I became a homesteader and tried to make sourdough from time to time. When my wife and I decided to take over our food situation, I committed myself to never eating the store bread again. So even though I now have less spare time (my boss is a...

Sourdough Starter, Step 1 of Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Starter, Step 1 of Sourdough Bread

Sourdough starter is a mystical thing. Most people think you have to go to your neighbor, friend or the internet to get a sourdough starter before you can make your own sourdough bread. This isn't true. As a matter of fact, if you went to a sourdough company and...

Spring at Spring Creek Acres

Spring at Spring Creek Acres

It's been at least a week since our last snowfall, so of course our thoughts and actions turn to spring. Shawn built an incubator and we hatched our first eggs. There was a bit of a learning curve as we played with temperature and humidity settings and figured out how...

Cooking a Whole Chicken

Cooking a Whole Chicken

When we first started raising our own chickens, I was a bit perplexed about what to do with a whole chicken.  I was used to going to the grocery store and picking up a package of boneless, skinless breasts or thighs.  Now, hubby expects me to turn a 5 pound frozen...