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A Quick Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens


A Quick Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

Keeping backyard chickens has become a popular hobby with millions of people all over the world.  Chickens make great pets. They are intelligent birds, always entertaining, and earn their keep by providing their owners with an endless supply of free-range eggs. Here is a quick guide to the main things you need to know about when keeping a flock of backyard chickens. Selecting the Right Breeds Some breeds are better than others are if you are new to rearing chickens. Orpingtons … [Read more...]



How to Protect Your Livestock from Predators

How to protect livestock from predators

Part of the fun of living on a smallholding is that you have enough land to raise animals. Chickens, sheep, pigs, cattle, and other livestock, but what you may not consider until it is too late is the impact of predators. Livestock are vulnerable to predators. Depending on whereabouts in the world you live, predators could include foxes, coyotes, wolves, domestic dogs, wild cats, bears, and even humans. It is impossible to protect your livestock 100% of the time, but by taking some of the … [Read more...]


Three Cooking Hacks to Try This Week

Shredded Chicken 3 Meals

No matter how busy your days are — and goodness knows they are jam packed from sunup to well after sundown — you’ll always prioritize feeding your family healthy meals. Wanting to put healthy meals on the table is one thing, but finding the time to plan, prepare and clean up after those meals is a whole other ball of wax. When time is crunched, the solution is all to often to grab something easy, which usually means unhealthy. With a little forethought and investment, you don’t have to … [Read more...]


Top Tips for Helping Your Teen Learn to Drive

Top Tips for Helping Your Teen Learn to Drive

Learning to drive is a huge step in the life of any young adult, and in the US, it’s legal to drive from the tender age of just sixteen. It’s not uncommon for most sixteen-year olds to want to get behind the wheel of a car as soon as they can, and as a parent you’ll probably want to do what you can in order to help them gain this new skill and independence. We’ve put together some top tips for helping your teen learn how to drive. Giving Driving Lessons Provisional insurance can be … [Read more...]


A Guide to Sports and Athletic Scholarships

Chances are you would really love to get your child to win a full athletic scholarship.

Chances are you would really love to get your child to win a full athletic scholarship. Scholarships can give a chance to kids who might not otherwise be able to get a college education. Here is a quick guide to help you understand how scholarships work. There is a huge amount of competition There are about 1,000,000 boys who are actively playing high school football, while only around 19,000 football scholarships are available. This is a tiny percentage and means that it’s very … [Read more...]


Getting Prepared to Remodel Your Home

A home remodeling project can be a very exciting thing to experience. However, you must not take it lightly. There are many things that you will need to take care of in advance to make sure that your project goes off without a hitch. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

A home remodeling project can be a very exciting thing to experience. However, you must not take it lightly. There are many things that you will need to take care of in advance to make sure that your project goes off without a hitch. You would be wise to carefully plan all of the elements that go into a project like the one you are planning to have done at your house. You can do this by researching similar remodeling projects on the Internet. Here are a few of the most basic things that you will … [Read more...]


10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money

One of the biggest things people want to change in the New Year is how they spend their money. Check out these 10 New Year Resolutions that save money. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

The New Year is quickly approaching, isn’t it? It’s as if the New Year just happened. One of the biggest things people want to change in the New Year is how they spend their money. Check out these 10 New Year Resolutions that save money. 10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money Making a List for Groceries- Before you head into that grocery store for groceries, make a list of what you need. If you go in there without a list, you’re bound to spend money that goes beyond your … [Read more...]


The Garden Classroom

If you are unable to grow a garden or just want to supplement your own produce with more fresh foods, a farmers’ market is a great place to go. Children can learn about local foods, what grows in the area and what is absent.

There is a real disconnect between many children and the food they eat. Real food does not just appear in a grocery store. Chicken does not come from the freezer section. Teaching kids where their food comes from gives them more appreciation for the work that goes into putting food on the table. The outdoors provides a learning environment like no other. Lessons outside encourage resourcefulness. Getting out and interacting with the world teaches lessons the classroom is ill-equipped to … [Read more...]


Coupons for Good: How to Save Money Planning Your Next Family Vacation

Whether you use a frequent flyer card or simply join loyalty programs, it pays to sign up and accumulate points that you can use toward travel.

Planning a vacation for a family with kids can get expensive quite quickly. Starting with airfare, lodging, and car rentals alone can bring the price tag way up. A budget doesn't have to stop you and your family from enjoying some time away from home, however. Lots of families have figured out the best tips and tricks for traveling on a budget, and saving money starts in the planning stage. Accumulate Points Whether you use a frequent flyer card or simply join loyalty programs, it … [Read more...]


Coupons for Good: 4 Tips and Tricks for Finding Great Package Vacation Deals

Make Your Destination Flexible

Package vacations are a smart way to visit somewhere new without spending too much money. Finding the perfect vacation package takes some research and a different set of expectations than you're used to when you travel. Packages offer fantastic opportunities to visit places you wouldn't otherwise see. Make Your Package Vacation Destination Flexible   Image via Flickr by wka Finding a vacation package for the exact place you want to visit during the perfect time of year is nearly … [Read more...]


Coupons for Good: 3 Ways to Travel with Companies That Give Back

3 Ways to Travel With Companies That Give Back

Today’s travelers have plenty of options to consider when choosing companies that provide transportation services and accommodations. With so many companies to choose from, it makes sense to focus on those that give back to the community instead of hoarding their profits. Follow these three tips the next time you arrange travel plans for yourself or your family. Research Airlines to Learn More About Their Charity Efforts   Image via Flickr by mrkathika A little research … [Read more...]


Beginner Tips for Cross Stitching That You Don’t Want to Miss

Cross stitching is a hobby that some people enjoy doing. It is a great way to relax and keep your fingers busy. Let these beginner tips for cross stitching help you get started! - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Cross stitching is a hobby that some people enjoy doing. It is a great way to relax and keep your fingers busy. I wanted to share some tips for those who may be new to cross stitching or just want to spruce up their cross stitch skills. Beginner Tips for Cross Stitching That You Don’t Want to Miss Work at getting your stitches even When cross stitching, you most likely want to keep your stitches as even as possible. When you are cross stitching, you will have more luck with even … [Read more...]


7 Tips for Camping with Babies

Here are 7 tips for camping with babies that will help ease the stress and help things go more smoothly.

Summertime comes with fun family activities. One relatively inexpensive way to spend time together as a family is camping. Camping can be a great time to relax and commune with nature. If you have a little one, camping may seem a little more stressful than it normally would be. It doesn't have to be an overwhelming, stressful experience.  Here are 7 tips for camping with babies that will help ease the stress and help things go more smoothly. 7 Tips for Camping with Babies Planning … [Read more...]


3 Tips To Have The Best Summer Party Ever

3 Tips To Have The Best Summer Party Ever

Summertime is here, and that means time spent outdoors with friends and family. When the sun goes down, the fun can increase if you plan a party that everyone will love. Putting together a party that will go down in history as one of the greatest of the summer is a daunting task, but it's one that is possible if you take a few simple tips into consideration.   3 Tips To Have The Best Summer Party Ever First, consider your activities and location. If you want your guests to enjoy some … [Read more...]


Food For A Crowd On A Budget

One downside to feeding a lot of people is the cost associated with it. Check out these food for a crowd on a budget tips and don't break the bank! - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Having people over to my house is one of my most favorite thing. I LOVE to feed a large crowd and there is no doubt about that. However, one downside to feeding a lot of people is the cost associated with it. Check out these food for a crowd on a budget tips. Food For A Crowd On A Budget Buy Meat in Bulk A lifesaver for feeding a large crowd is to buy your meat in bulk. Hamburger, hotdogs, and chicken can all be purchased in large quantities. I love buying meat like … [Read more...]


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