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Homestead and Hearthcraft

Raising Mealworms for the Birds

My step-lizard was 2 years old when my husband and I got married and my husband has always fed him mealworms as an occasional treat (he mostly ate veggies) so we have been familiar with mealworms for some time, though we’ve never dealt with them in quantity.  Now that we have ducks and chickens and […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
My Homestead Journal

2018 New Year, New Plans

2017 was a year of major losses for us and we’re really focusing on mitigating them for the coming year. We lost our drake to a weasel and our buck just up and vanished early last year and we were rather attached to both of them. Without them, we weren’t able to get much breeding […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft

Springtime Babies in Waiting

Here on the homestead, springtime means babies. There are a lot of reasons for this but for me, the primary reason springtime means babies versus any other time of the year is because springtime means lots of grass, weeds and bugs to feed all those babies. Feed costs can be high in the winter, especially […]

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