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October 2015

Why Do Chickens Molt?

  Why Do Chickens Molt & What Can I Do About It? Chickens molt to replace their worn out feathers with new …

Harvesting & Using Green Tomatoes

Harvesting & Using Green Tomatoes Just before our first frost I harvested all of the green tomatoes from my garden and brought …

First Frost

First Frost of the Season We normally have a frost in late September or early October in Northern Illinois. This year we …

A Very Pretty Chicken Quilt

A Very Pretty Chicken Quilt Not too long ago I was contacted by a lady named Rebecca who found one of my …

Common Chicken Questions - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Common Chicken Questions

  Common Chicken Questions People from all over the world contact me with comments and questions about homesteading. Chicken questions top the …

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Scenes From The Pioneer Fest

Scenes From The Pioneer Fest The Boone County Autumn Pioneer Festival gives visitors a glimpse of early settler life in Northern Illinois …

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Cast Iron Envy

Cast Iron Cookware at the Autumn Pioneer Fest Last weekend was the annual Autumn Pioneer Festival in Belvidere, Illinois. I try to …

The End of Our Summer Veggies

The End of Our Summer Veggies The cool days of autumn slow the production of tomatoes, peppers, beans, and other heat loving veggies. …