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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I will be picking up the first of our flock of chickens this weekend. I have been wanting hens for several years and reading as much as I can about keeping laying hens. We have just finished converting an old shed into a coop. I know we will be getting 4 Golden Comets, 9 mos old and already...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    My fourth, a young silkie hen is laying eggs. Her very first was today. I am so excited. Hens start laying after about 20 weeks. Some sooner, it's all individual. However Muppet is 28 weeks old. She's just a little thing, a bantam variety. Her breed is called "Silkie" they lack the gene in...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    And one has already laid an egg! Whoo!:chug: We got them from a friend who brought them today. Now if I can get the dogs under control we'll be in excellent shape!
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    I just called the zoning dept today and found out we can have up to 20 chickens as long as they within 2' of anyone elses property and they are enclosed in a coop. DH already informed me that he will build a coop but will not help with the cleaning/feeding of them. DH and SIL keep telling me...
  5. Financial hardship
    Wow...you Ladies (and Gentlemen) have brought me back to my frugal ways quicker than even I was expecting!! I've paid off my credit card, have some money stashed away (it was "supposed" to be for my car but I will switch it to EF if I need it) and have re-evaluated the way I spend money. Even...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    We received our 1st eggs on 8/15. They were 19 weeks 4 days. It was bigger than our store bought eggs. When we cracked it open it was a double yoker :cheergrl: Today we received 4 eggs and there is 1 more still in the nesting box. Here's a couple of pics of our 1st egg.
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Okay. Here goes...scary as it may be. I'm done hiding from my debt. Ive been doing it for three years. I was irresponsible, immature, and I ran up a LOT of debt. I had about 9 credit cards. I bought NONSENSE. I now have NOTHING to show for it. Absolutely nothing. The aftermath of...
  8. Pets
    Lucy just finished laying her clutch of four. And not to be out done, Ethel has begun laying now too. Only Ethel decided that rather than to lay in a nest, she's gonna lay in the food dish!! I moved it to the nest, she has noticed. and So has lucy, who snuck a sit down on it. Ethel is now adding...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    I didn't think she'd do it. She seems like late developer to me. But I went out to the nests today and there she was, sitting quietly and laying her perfect small brown egg. So - all my ladies are laying and I now have 23 eggs in the fridge. Anyone for omlettes? :toothy:
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    Margery is laying her first eggs, there have been 2 so far. I don't think Gabby is far behind as her comb is big and bright red. Sara, their recalcitrant sister, is a tad behind in the laying stakes but I still hold out hope for her. The first eggs are small, like bantam eggs, and are very...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    I got 1 peking and 1 roan ducking the end of april. Someone layed an egg last night. I have no reason to be but I'm throughly delighted! I'd didn't think they would lay without a male around for some reason.
  12. Just Tips
    Things you can do with wallpaper Picture Mat - Cut wallpaper to make a mat for pictures. Turn paper over and measure picture to be framed. Using a knife cut out hole. Tape picture to back of paper and frame. This looks wonderful. Bulletin Board - Cover the cork part of a bulletien board with...
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