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Chicks 101: 12 Benefits To Raising Your Own Backyard Chickens

Got to get some soon 🙂

The Grange

Beneficial, rewarding and exciting are just a few words that describe the experience of having your own flock of backyard chickens. These birds offer many more benefits than the obvious one, a regular supply of your own eggs.

Listed below are some of the many benefits to why you should start raising your own chickens:

blogsign11. Fresh, Healthy Eggs Daily

A hen lays one egg a day. These eggs have a richer taste compared to store bought ones. Since backyard chickens have the ability to touch and roam on soil unlike factory- farm chickens, their eggs have a higher nutritious value to them. Compared to store bought eggs, the egg has 25 percent more vitamin E, a third more vitamin A and 75 percent more beta carotene. They also have significantly more omega-3 fatty acids than factory farmed eggs. Plus, the eggs are free of charge and always fresh!

2. Enriches…

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Fat Tuesday!

Here in the US IHOP is serving up FREE PANCAKES!

Tonight I will make a favorite from Bourbon Street

Jambalaya, I will pass on the King Cake as I am already

lucky indeed

🙂

Sunday was my best friends birthday who I heard each year

growing up say “I’m 3 days older than you!  Well I would remind her

when she turned 50 I would still be 49
🙂
Just keeping it real even back then.

Next week the skin cancer on my face will be removed and then I have to take my marriage certificate to the government agency in order to prove I am entitled to my ex-husband SS check.  I was told he passed away after Christmas.  So many things I could say but it is best to just pray he now rests in peace as now I finally can.

Not sure I will be any better off financially,  as I do not know what he has been doing for work if anything, since last seeing him in 1997.  Even $10.00 more each month will cover one month electricity each year.

I have been thinking I want to build a Coyote/Hawk proof chicken coop, on skis or wheels, so they can safely free range the property eating all the bugs from one spot to the next.  Eggs are a big part of my diet.  You see protein helps to keep you full and satisfied longer than empty carbs say like a bag of chips 🙂  I have a friend who is a Body Builder and has been a inspiration to get back into shape pain or no pain and she devourers a dozen a day!  I could also sell them for $3.50 a dozen for Organic Eggs and still have plenty for me and cover the cost of anything I would feed them over what they find in the yard. 

Can you just picture me outside with my Watercolors watching the chickens peck the ground and clucking all day while that cute little Border Collie begs for yet another toss of her FRISBEE,  yes friends life is good, well till I look outside and see RELAITY!  It is below 0 temps F and snow up to my head or higher in some piles but seeing where some gradual melt has occurred under trees up on the sunny hill, where there is DIRT!

Always hopeful that is me in a NUTSHELL!

Stay safe everyone
Eunice aka NUTS FOR TREASURE!

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The Making of a Beaded Rooster..

Adventures in Bead Embroidery

During the past couple of weeks, I have been busy working on a commissioned bead-painting. This one will feature quite a different subject than I usually bead – a Silver-Laced Wyandotte Rooster!

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I started with a sketch which I used to created a template. Using the template, I cut out several layers of felt in different shapes. These layers will help create the relief aspect of my beadwork. Then, I began stitching mostly Japanese size 15 seed beads to my felt foundation (as well as a few larger beads). I used a few different grays and white, as well as red &  yellow.

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Once I reached the bird’s wing, I decided to try doing bead embroidery with long Magatamas! These are the large oblong shaped white beads in the photo above. I got the crazy idea to use these as feathers!

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Alternating between Magatamas and size 15’s, I worked…

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More From The Day At The Fair

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Wary of me and the Nikon

 

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Hard to capture  when they are behind bars.

 

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LOOK AT THEM FEET! YIKES!

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Stunning ,  yes even these beauties can be STUNNING.

 

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I miss my chickens  I had some like this one and some Rhode Island Reds

 

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Fancy Plumage

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Really FANCY check out the feathered feet

 

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Even the Ducks came

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Look at that pretty face

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Love her ruff do you call it that on a Chicken or are they hackles?

 

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Such a pretty head

To say I had fun at the fair is an understatement

 

I even have more to share with you

Stand By!

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Fall And Fairs Have Arrived

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Isn’t this such a peaceful photo a pig sound asleep while the place was loaded with squealing children.

 

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Getting close to some real beauties.

 

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Even the Famous Flying Wallenda Family was there to entertain us with their amazing High Wire work.

 

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Back to some real pretty faces

 

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Pretty little cows.

 

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Fuzzy and so soft

 

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Wonder what she is thinking?

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Some you can tell exactly what they are THINKING!

 

More to come.   Stay tuned.

 

Peace

farmers

4H

 

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Not Funny On So Many Levels

I know this is not FUNNY on so many levels but I have to tell you it not only made me take a Double Take

but sent me up the road to turn around to snap a few photos to share with you all.

Now these Guinea Hens do no LIVE here

They FLEW IN

They could not help themselves honest they couldn’t lol

 

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They are so pretty aren’t they.

Wonder why they are not fed enough at home that they have to hunt  the local neighborhood for food.

Can one be sued for a crop that NEVER comes UP?

Boy the man who worked hard to make his place pretty is not going to see the humor in this act!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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see the tape clearly they didn’t

 

 

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They didn’t see that money was laid out for a NEW LAWN either

How many ingredients in this future lawn had been added to the seed

I will let you know if they going missing.

I will have to watch this place like the hawk that is always above us doing hunting of his own as I will add clover seed throughout the property  to sweeten the soil and add clover for all the local bees who hang out here before heading down the street to the local hives.

 

I did laugh then I worried about the birds then came home and saw a Bunny, Groundhog and birds lurking close to MY GARDEN not all my Peas came up so either they were duds or someone is hunting my SPACE too!

See you soon

Yes you can chuckle