Raising Baby Ducks and Chicks

ducks and chicks brooder

We’ve taken the plunge!

I’m sure you’ve all done it. You’ve walked by the water troughs underneath heat lamps in your local farm store. You’ve heard the beckoning “Peep Peep Peep” from the unseen shadows inside. “What was that?” you wondered, “I’ll just take a peak.” And low and behold inside was a small hoard of the cutest, most vulnerable balls of fluffy ducks and chicks.

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Cat Door Installation

Do you have a cat?

We do and he is very NEEDY.

He’s only allowed to go outside on days that we will be home. He has our schedule figured out pretty good so on “outside kitty days” he is always underfoot until we let him out and then he cries at the door until we let him in.

This often disrupts whatever homestead project we are trying to accomplish whether we’re inside or out. So we decided to install a Cat Door.

We thought about our options.

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Welcome Fellow Homesteaders!

Welcome to our Blog

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If you are here you more than likely are either curious about homestead life. Or hopefully, you are already on the path to living your homestead dream.

Either way, you’re probably wondering how you’ll ever have time to do all the things you need to do in order to support a homestead.

On this page, we will explore ways to be more efficient with our resources including time and materials. We’ll cover a variety of topics:

Some posts will be about our own experiences, both successes, and failures. Other times we’ll examine other operations and discuss lessons learned.

We welcome any and all feedback or questions. Shoot us an email at theefficienthomestead@gmail.com.

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