Japanese Beetles Hate Me & My Chicken Love Me. Score.

Here I am again–gripping onto the last days of summer with white knuckled determination. Moms of college freshman know this pain. As do lovers of all things green, growing, and garden. Thankfully, this one little gardening tip I discovered offers me triple joy. . . (And don’t miss the links near the end for a totally […]

A Huge Mistake I Made When Incubating Chicks

New life is exploding on the homestead this week, which reminds me I wanted to share with you all a huge mistake I made last spring when incubating chicks (hoping no one else makes the same mistake). But even if you’re not incubating any eggs this spring, scroll down for the most adorable baby goat […]

Being raised on a farm…

Being raised on a farm affects one profoundly. Being raised on a farm is so acutely part of my dad that his boyhood experiences surface now and again–long after the boy has left the farm–as a personality trait. Farm life is a fiber of his being that sinks down to his achy knees and runs through the weathered veins in his hands, inspiring […]

A Big Fat Mistake

I was debating if there were any good reasons to have a rooster. I was furious and heartbroken at the same time. I had made a horrible mistake that wound up costing the lives of many precious chickens on my farm. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you […]

Training My Dog to Like My Birds in 5 simple steps

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Train Your Dog to be Chicken-Friendly

Some days homesteading is oh-so-hard. If you’re trying to train a dog to be off leash around free-ranging chicken or ducks, you may feel you’re facing an insurmountable challenge.  I can’t promise success, but I can offer hope. It probably won’t be easy. It probably won’t be quick… But you’re a homesteader. You never expect quick or easy. You know good […]

Ten fowl facts

Wondering what you need to know about chickens before you actually GET chickens? There are ten fowl facts everyone should know… DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my efforts? I may receive monetary compensation for any link to any products […]

The beginning of my homestead journey

She’s a novice, but already quite knowledgable. As the frigid winter months trudged along, she taught me most of what I know about the topic of homesteading. And now that we are blessed with delicious fresh eggs daily, we love making homemade egg soufflé the way Great Grandmom used to make it. For that amazing recipe, read […]