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What’s the Point?

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Cutting wire for the baby chicken pen.

When we first started talking about having a web presence for the Honeysuckle Homestead, we first thought it would just be a place to show our goats so that when we have baby goats for sale, people could view them.

I thought that was kind of boring though, and decided maybe we should also document some of our adventures as we navigate life as newlyweds and amateur farmers.

We’ve had quite a few adventures already, and our little  homestead isn’t even a year old. There have been run ins with various critters, like snakes, possums, foxes and hawks. There have been gardening disasters and chickens who escaped. There have been ice storms that caused limbs to fall all over the property, not to mention the whole “building a barn from scratch” saga.

Overall, we’ve laughed a lot and learned a lot. I don’t want to let more time go by without documenting our progress, so that’s kind of the point of this site.

Right  now we’re anxiously awaiting our new baby chicks–set to arrive here in April. We’re getting two roosters in the bunch, so that will be a new (and probably challenging experience). In the meantime, we’re transforming one of our barn stalls into a home for the baby chicks. Fun times!

My clippers were originally bought to make a Christmas wreath...little did I know they'd mostly be used for chicken wire...
My clippers were originally bought to make a Christmas wreath…little did I know they’d mostly be used for chicken wire…also, notice my cute muck boots!
Johnny works on a snake-proof screen so the baby chicks will be safe.
Johnny works on a snake-proof screen so the baby chicks will be safe.
Top of the cage is good and critter-proof!
Top of the cage is good and critter-proof!
Rambo keeps an eye on our progress.
Rambo keeps an eye on our progress.