This week on the homestead, we planted Pomegranate Trees and bought chicks. The apple trees have begun to bloom and have beautiful flowers.
When we lived near San Diego we ended up with 6 chickens. The first one escaped from a neighbor and ended up staying with us since that neighbor decided to stop keeping chickens. Later we bought two more chickens, then a friend gave us three.
Adding chickens to the homestead helps in many ways outside of eggs.
- They eat garden and household scraps which helps make compost
- Their bedding and manure are the only reason I had a working compost heap before
- They help teach our children responsibility and caring for something other than themselves
The Geek Homestead visits the 22nd Street Gem and Mineral Showcase and has a blast!