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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 05/24/12

I didn’t realize it’d been more than two weeks since my last update until I checked the site.  Things have been so busy and eventful here, and I guess I’ve been slacking. Last weekend was a productive weekend for Fred.  … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 05/07/12

I know.  It’s been a while since the last update, but there’s been a lot of excitement at the Wittekind homestead recently.  The chickens are growing, the garden’s taking off, and the kids are learning something new every day.  In … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 04/25/12

The past few days have been really exciting at the Wittekind homestead.  We’ve made some great progress with some of our projects, but there’s still a lot to be done. Fred was able to make great progress on the grass … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 04/17/12

The last ten days at the Wittekind homestead have been exhausting! Not only was a good deal of work accomplished, but we overcame some pretty tough trials too.  Such is life sometimes, and we always come out stronger on the … Continue reading

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Chickens at the Homestead: Update for 04/06/12

Last night brought near-freezing temps to the Wittekind homestead, so we tried to prepare the chicks for a cold night in the coop. When we moved the chicks to the coop on April 1, we put a 125-watt heat lamp … Continue reading

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Land of the Free — CHICKENS!

Yesterday was a big day at the Wittekind homestead.  We moved “the girls” into their outdoor coop! We estimate these birds to be about four and a half weeks old, and despite the fact that I know they’re nowhere near … Continue reading

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Liberty Alert: MI Farmer Faces Destruction of “Feral” Hogs

Mark Baker, a Michigan hog farmer and United States Air Force veteran, faces state-sanctioned extermination of his hogs along with fines, felony charges, and prison time.  According to a declaratory ruling issued by Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, Mr. Baker’s … Continue reading

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Picking Up Chicks

Come on now, what did you think I meant? After a lot of anticipation, we finally brought home 5 Rhode Island Red and 5 Black Australorp pullets last night (March 7, 2012.) According to the store associate, the chicks are … Continue reading

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The Building of a Dream

It took a good bit of the weekend, and it’s still not done, but finally, we have our chicken coop! We ran into some snags, but for now, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have this thing assembled. I’ll post … Continue reading

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Spring Equals Chickens at the Homestead

Although spring is still more than a month away, we’re gearing up for some new additions to the homestead this year — chickens! When we purchased our homestead back in 2009, I knew we’d have chickens eventually, but now that … Continue reading

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