So I have this weird dream. It’s a dream my poor hubby does not share. I want chickens. I live in the city. I still want chickens. I want to give them my food scraps and use their fresh eggs to feed my family. I’ve never considered myself a homesteader but I’m much more homesteader then normal neighborhood mom. I love to grow my own food. I love when my hubby hunts and gets us deer, fish and turkey. It makes me feel like I can feed my family should some tragedy befall us on this Earth. These are all important skills that most don’t have and we need to know.
It’s important to know where your food comes from. It’s more important to get your food from farmers markets then from Walmart. Your farmer will then get to pay their bills while Walmart won’t even know you stopped shopping there. Better yet start your own small backyard garden. It is so fulfilling to grow your own food. Which brings me back to chickens. So how do I get my hubby on board? I am busy looking at how to make pens for my chickens. That’s what I’ve spent my morning doing. I know they should run free but I have two dogs that need the backyard a few times a day too. I also have a cat and do not feel the need to have my chickens harmed. We always plant a nice garden too. Don’t want my chickens getting into my garden and eating our food. I’m thinking I’m just going to keep doing research. Make my own pen and make my hubby like it when I go buy chickens. If I build it and take care of it then it shouldn’t matter right? Never stand between a woman and her chickens!
Here’s some of the things I’ve found about homesteading and building chicken coops when searching online.
Do you garden? Have you ever thought of being a back yard farmer? Leave me a comment and tell me!