January 18, 2019

Ceaberry's Homesteading: Plans for 2019

As I continue on through to this coming year I feel it is good to have a plan. I had a plan last year and it went all up and smoke. My plans shortened to day to day then slowly increased to week to week. I am still on week to week and I am trying to figure stuff out as I go along. At a moments notice my whole life could change and this homesteading life could be over for me.

At one point I had no chickens on my property. In July 2017, I had a chicken coop built and chickens placed in it within a week. I got more chickens, goats, and ducks quickly after that. It was a crazy couple of months. To look back on that time is not with happiness. But my chickens are my support animals. By July 2018 my property sat empty of chickens once again. It was the loneliest feeling in the world. It was a pain to look at the run and coop and it be empty.

So the plan for this year is in months. January is over halfway over but there is still a plan for the other half.

  • The chicks will be going to a new home or out in the big coop.
  • The goats may be going to a new home this month, but by next month.
  • Get the wood inside the house and drying.
  • Raise more chicks.
  • Have a HUGE sale on all inventory.
  • Tighten things up around the homestead.

January 13, 2019

Ceaberry's Homesteading: Say hello to the girls

Ceaberry's Haberdashery and Homesteading is divided into little sub-sections that each of the girls monitor.

Ceaberry's Haberdashery is run by myself with quality control by Mr. Simba.

Ceaberry's Homesteading, the chickens are monitored and managed by all of us!

Elizabeth's Eggs

Hatching Eggs and Selling Eggs

Her warm disposition and constant smile allows for eggs to hatch well and she woos the customers!

Eggs from Frizzle Feather Farm, highly recommend! These are Marans and Olive Eggers due to hatch January 30, 2019!

Calliope's Chickies

From birth to 6 weeks old

Making sure they get through this fragile time takes special super powers!

Such cute and tiny fluffs!! 

Penelope's Peepers

6 weeks to Egg Laying (or 20 weeks)
She knows how to "let them go!" She is the best chicken wrangler!

They get upgraded in the big brooder until 12-16 weeks then they go outside. The white one is an Easter egger that started crowing at 7 weeks old!

Ceaberry's Chickens

20+ weeks
It takes an army to get them to adulthood!!

These sunflowers grew here out of their feed!

January 8, 2019

Ceaberry's Homesteading and Haberdashery: Hi 2019, what happened to 2018??

I know its been a year since I have posted on my blog. This coming year is going to be full of fun and I will be touching on a few events from 2018 but for now I am going to explain very shortly why 2018 was a year of change.

1. I got a divorce on November 13, 2018. After 5.5 years of marriage (to the day) and 3 lovely girls my husband decided our marriage was no longer worth his time. He moved a mile (yes 1 whole mile) down the road. That's about all I am going to say about that and him.

2. I still live on the homestead, which if you look back is my now ex-inlaws family farm. I will be referring to them as my in-laws in any future post. I have kept my last name and my girls will maybe get this farm one day so they are my in-laws, can't divorce grandparents in my mind.

3. I had my third girl on August 28, 2018. It was an unplanned natural, but induced birth. Her name is  Elizabeth and she has lovely red hair!

4. I lost 350+ chickens/chicks/ducks/ducklings/guineas/keets this year. My original flock is long since gone, the only ones left my ex-husband got in the divorce (long story but lets just say it was a tad backstabbing how he acquired them). The loss of my chickens will be explained later on but it was a rough couple of months.

So that is why I haven't had the time to post on my blog. As things have finally calmed down and the dust is getting settled I can refocus my energy on my true loves in life and my passions.

I have posts already coming up in the future and I hope we all have a better 2019 then we had in 2018, no matter what happened.