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Yum. Yum. Breakfast burrito.

If you woke up this morning thinking about breakfast, here’s a nice little way you could start your day this weekend. And if you weren’t hungry before you opened this email, you are now. 

You’re welcome. 

Now go make some breakfast burritos.

ANIMALS

Much too cold. Or not?

Since we’ve all got these little birds running around our property, we figure it’s best to offer some top tips for getting them through what’s left of winter. 

First off, did you know chickens can survive temps well below 0° provided they have proper shelter from the elements and wind? Too many people freak out about it getting below freezing…and chickens simply don’t care. They’re birds. They’ll survive.

So here's those tips on the subject of cold weather. We think this article on winter and chickens will do you good to get you through the next couple months. 

Lastly, here's a cool little 10 minute water heater you can make at home.

GARDENING

Hello Spring

It’s about that time again! Time to get some seeds going indoors…soon! 

According to the Almanac, you need to start seeds indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost. For some of us, that’s right around the corner. For others, well, you might still have time to binge a tv series or four. 

Regardless, it’s a good time to think about what you want to plant and maybe even start your garden design if you’re really feeling cooped up this winter. 

On another note, did you know you can use your chickens to help prep your garden bed? Here’s a sweet little video on that to help show you how it’s done by the pros. Or well, this guy on youtube with a camera. Same thing. 

HOME DIY

Got Projects?

Spring is just around the corner and that means projects! Yeah we know, you haven’t finished the 7 from last spring. But this is a whole new year. 

So start some new ones anyway. 

Maybe you want to join the awesome chicken coop club? Here’s a few coops you could whip up in a day. Or a year depending on your skill set.

Or it could be time to redo that pantry you’ve been putting off. You know the one you have to stand on one leg and use one of those really fancy grabber hands to get to the syrup in the back? Try on this reorganization for size.

Regardless of what DIY projects you like to tackle, you’re always going to need some supplies. And this person has really got that figured out with this awesome tips for free stuff


TRIVIA

What's the technical name for someone who is afraid of chickens? 

  • Xenophobic
  • Chickophobic
  • Avianphobic
  • Alektorphobic
Answer located at the bottom of the post. 

ADITORIAL

ALL ABOUT THOSE CHICKENS

We hope you've enjoyed this newsletter. We know it's different but we really wanted to share something different with you on a regular basis so we figure valueable homesteading information is always a need for people like us. 

Our goal has always been to add value to our customer's lives no matter what we're doing. We do that through our chicken bawks subscription, our single tees and now our newsletter. 

So we hope you'll use this information to better your homestead and your life. As a bonus, we want you to share this newsletter with those that you know are in the same space as you. That's why we're building in a way for you to earn cool prizes and offers just by sharing this with others. 

Hope you enjoy!

ANIMAL SPOTLIGHT

Silkie Chicken

This week we're spotlighting one of our favorite breeds of chicken, the Silkie. 

These little ones are in the category known as bantam chickens, or half sized. That literally means they are half the size of most full grown chicken breeds.

A few quick things about them:

  • They have black beaks and bones
  • Feathers are not waterproof (more like hair)
  • Lay very small and few eggs
  • Temperments are usually docile and cuddly 
For a full breakdown of these cool looking and sweet birds, check out silkie.org
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TRIVIA ANSWER: Alektorphobic