Eat Fresh, Live slow,
Make the backyard your new supply chain

HELLO, I'M ASHLEY

Ashley Christian

HELLO, I'M ASHLEY

A homesteader in Texas, learning from 5 generations of family gardeners, growing food, and having fun! I am a follower of Jesus, a blessed wife of 20 years, and mama to 5 through birth and adoption. I believe modern homesteading can be simple and everyday people can eat farm-fresh, live slow, and make the backyard their new supply chain. 

 

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LEARN TO GROW FOOD, ONE SMALL STEP AT A TIME!

how to take care of chickens

Contents and Quick Navigation: What to Consider Before Getting Chickens: Is it Even Legal to Raise Chickens in Your City? What Will the Neighbors Think of Your Flock? Are you Prepared for One of Your Chickens to Die a Horrible Death?

barred rock chicken

Plymouth Rock Chickens (also known as Barred Rock) Quick Facts Known for: the all-time favorite dual-purpose breed of chicken in America, reliable and prolific egg-layer, even through winter, and makes a great meat bird Temperament: friendly, docile, handles confinement well Eggs:

chicken coop plans

Even if you’ve never built anything before, you absolutely can build your own chicken coop! Not only will it cost you about half the price of buying one new, but you will be getting exactly what you want, and the pride

Gardening at home is one of the most rewarding activities. There is nothing like the slow satisfaction of watching your veggies grow, taking that first bite, and knowing the store produce can never compare. But the world of gardening at home

small greenhouse

A small greenhouse, also known as a cold box or portable greenhouse, is perfect for home gardeners who want to start their seeds in containers and get a 6-week head start on the growing season. This is especially nice if you

raise bed planting

Raised bed panting is simply gardening above the surface of the ground, whether that is in a container, bed, or raised mound. Raised bed planting creates a tidy, esthetically pleasing garden, and also gives you more control over the soil composition.

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