At our house, the chickens definitely came before the eggs! Raising the chicks that have grown to become the hens that give us our amazing eggs has been quite an adventure – not to mention delicious. The past 30 years of being involved with these clucking wonders has provided great entertainment, great fertilizer, great learning [Continue Reading …]
Welcome to the Homestead
Established in 1989, the Homestead at Bridle Creek has risen from acres of oaks and scrub brush to a family run farm – where family and friends meet to enjoy the bounties of the land, celebrate special occasions, and if only for a short time – join us in our quest for a more simple life.
For years, I have been asked to share what I do and how I do it. I guess it is finally time to do just that – thus this site.
Luther is one month old! I can hardly believe it! The life of my little ‘miracle’ turkey has been anything but boring! Luther has been growing by leaps and bounds! He’s no longer being toppled by the crazed chick we call Chickzilla. He and his little turkey buddy have been inseparable. . . . [Continue Reading …]
Finally – a buddy for Luther……sigh. Luther is no longer the smallest bird in our flock of insanity. Yesterday’s surprise was finding this little one in the incubator. The two eggs in our final stage incubator had been still for way longer than I had anticipated – never a good sign – and I had [Continue Reading …]
Well, he has made it. Luther turns one week old today. And it has been nothing short of a miracle. Turkeys are not the brightest creatures on the earth! As hatchlings, they are not smart enough to figure out how and where to eat and drink on their own. We use baby chickens – placed [Continue Reading …]
Our beautiful Christmas tree is coming down. When shopping for our Christmas tree this year, we found this near perfect 9′ Silver Tip Fir tree. I just had to have it. It was the tree of my dreams! I had grand visions of how it would be decorated – all of which were breath-taking….the stuff [Continue Reading …]