It was Sunday morning, we awoke wondering whether to attend the early service at church. However, the older chickens at the coop were making a ruckus. Either the skunk had breeched the refortified coop last night, or he was caught in the live trap. I slipped out the door with my camera phone in hand … Continue reading How to Relocate a Skunk (without getting sprayed much)
My frustration level has reached the outer limits. I created a post 7 paragraphs in length and accidentally backed out of it to find all is lost. Gone... So, do I attempt to recreate what was lost or surrender? Here's the short of it. This battle to relocate the skunk needs to happen. The skunk … Continue reading The Battle Begins: Skunk Relocation & Demonetized Again
About every third year we purchase baby chicks and keep them inside our home for 6 weeks. Most people wisely place them in a barn, shop, garage, mud room, etc., but for people who live off grid in snow country, it is not so simple. The 100 Watt heat lamp tends to suck the battery … Continue reading Heating a Chicken Brooder: No Electricity Required and the Coming Disaster(s)
One day I arrived home from work to a surprise inside the wood cook stove. My wife was cooking dinner on our propane stove, and left a note for me on the wood cook stove. It was a late fall day, and the chill in the air beckoned for a fire in the wood cook … Continue reading A Surprise Inside the Wood Stove
Losing your dog can be a traumatic event in Northern Idaho. If it isn't the wildlife, there is also the real possibility of a neighbor releasing a barrage of defensive fire. In this clip, I explain a moment in which we lost our dog during a snow storm, the importance of finding her, and how … Continue reading Dog Gone It!
One of my favorite animals and things to do on our homestead is to care for our chickens. I love our ladies! Chickens require little and give much in return. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to sick chickens. I have not had much success in healing a chicken once they are … Continue reading Sick Chick on the Homestead
A unique aspect of living in Northern Idaho is the fact that it is "Moose Country". When we first moved here we could not wait to see a moose and being able to see a male moose with his paddles was and still is a rare treat. But even rarer is being able to see … Continue reading Mama Moose Prepares to Protect Baby Moose