Modern Homesteading

What is a homestead? Let’s start at the beginning. According to Miriam-Webster A homestead is: homestead nounhome·​stead | \ ˈhōm-ˌsted  1 a: the home and adjoining land occupied by a family b: an ancestral homec: HOUSE2: a tract of land acquired from U.S. public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating the tract When most of us think of a…

Tragic Loss on the Homestead: 3 Chickens Dead

I told Josh that Penny was the only one I could see alive that was injured and that we needed to get her out of the coup and run area asap since the other chickens had begun to peck at her wounds (chickens will peck at anything red, especially blood).  Since Penny had been with us for 3 years and she was 1 of my pets, I started to panic, shout and cry when the other chickens started pecking at her more when she tried to get a drink of water.  She just cowered her head down and walked to the corner trying to hide her head.