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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Baby Turkeys

     We are so excited.  We got 14 baby turkeys in the mail today from Chickens for Backyards.   We were lucky enough to work with them previously when they sent us baby ducks.  We still have those ducks over a year later.  They are healthy and a big part of our homestead. 
   We got 3 bronze broad breasted turkey poults and 11 white broad breasted turkey poults in this shipment.   They shipped them out the day they were born and we got them today, two days later. They all looked really healthy and began eating and drinking right away.   I will be posting updates on them so you can see how well they do.  I am very confident in them because Chickens for Backyards is a company we all can trust.

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An adult white broad breasted white turkey.

Chickens for backyards, turkey poults, raising turkeys, bronze broad breasted turkey, white broad breasted turkey
An adult bronze broad breasted turkey.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Animals of our Homestead

       It has been awhile since we did an update on the number of animals on our homestead. Many people believe we are just starting out because I mainly post about the baby animals but that is just because most people want to see babies and older animals just don't seem to be as interesting. 
     We have been on our homestead 6 years now and have slowly been building up our homestead as we go along.  We don't have much spare money so we have to do it as we can. 
    We have the "normal" animals like cats and dogs but we have a variety of farm animals too.
  
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This is our only "house" dog....Whitney. 



       We also have 4 outside dogs which protect our homestead and animals. 

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Sheera is our main guard dog. 



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This is Papi, my teenage son's Quaker Parrot.
Homestead Animals

     We just got 14 baby turkeys.  We have 3 bronze broad breasted and 11 white broad breasted turkey poults.  They are just 3 days old. We will keep a few to raise and the rest will go into the freezer when they are of butchering age. 
     Goats:  We have a total of 7 goats and are getting one more next month.  The seven goats we currently have are:
     Casper, adult male Saanen goat.
     Jessica, adult female Saanen goat.
    Contessa, adult female Saanen/Nubian goat.
    Chloe, adult female Boer/Pygmy goat
     Brownie, adult female, pregnant Dwarf Fainting goat

    Elsa, 10 week old female Saanen goat
    Cooter, 5 week old male mini Saanen goat
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Cooter

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Brownie
   We have 2 standard donkeys.  Minnie and her son Jasper.
    We have 19 Coturnix quail, 7 ducks (5 Pekin, a Welsh Harlequin and a Cayuga); 1 rabbit and 75 chickens.   Chicken breeds that we have include:  Red Rangers, Ameracaunas, Rhode Island Reds; Phoenix; Freedom Rangers, Buff Orpingtons, New Hampshire Reds, Barred Rocks; and Welsummer.

   We have 2 creeks that run through the property, one pond and we have 3 wells.   We have numerous fruit and nut trees and a massive garden.   So, now you have it.  :-)

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Personalized Picture Fleece Photo Blanket

    We got a chance to review a custom 50"x60" fleece blanket.  You just send them a picture online of what you want on the blanket and in a very short time, they mail you a beautiful, professional looking fleece blanket with the picture on it. 


Photo blanket, customized fleece throw
  
    The blanket is soft and big enough to be used on your bed but looks beautiful enough to hang on the wall too.  I had ours made with my favorite family photo. It turned out wonderfully and we hung it up on our bedroom wall.
 
    It would make a great gift for someone you love and I know they would cherish it.   The product is machine-washable which surprised me the most....what an added bonus!
 
     They also make these in a variety of sizes and you can have a whole collage of photos printed on it or just one.  Your choice.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Snow

   South East Oklahoma has had a really, super mild winter.  Hardly any precipitation and really warm temps. Snow finally came on February 28th and today.  A later winter is better than no winter at all.
    Enjoy the pictures (all taken around our homestead).

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winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead
winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead
winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead
winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead
winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead

winter, snowfall, Countrified Hicks, snow on the homestead


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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wireless Security Camera


   We had the opportunity to try out the Fujikam Security Camera.   This security camera really is amazing and quite nice in appearance too.
Fujikam security camera,
   The security camera is a high-definition security camera with a LOT of features.  It is wireless and uses Cloud IP networking to access the camera from anywhere.  It also has night vision, 2-way voice, digital zoom, and motion detection.  It is also quite easy to use and set-up even if you are not tech savvy.


     This is a really high quality camera and will give you peace of mind whether it is for your children, an elderly relative, your pets or for home security.


    Using a smartphone, tablet or PC, you can stream real time video to see what is going on.  If you install an SD card, then you can record also with great clarity. 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

3-in-1 Cree LED Flashlight with Magnetized Base

    We really like reviewing the 3-in-1 Cree LED flashlight.  We do a lot of camping and general work on our homestead and this flashlight really has come in handy.  It would be a great addition to a bug-out-bag also.
 
 



   This flashlight is well built and is military grade.  It is durable and looks great too.  For only needing just 3 AAA batteries, the amount of light this flashlight puts out is utterly amazing.  There are 18 white LEDs and 11 red LEDs and a multiple ways to use the light.
      The lighting options are Cree, white, and flashing red LED.  Light comes out the side or the front and the bulbs are listed to last for more than 100,000 hours.  And no that is not a typo...100,000 hours. 


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Swisher Sweets

   We recently got a chance to review a box of Swisher Sweets cigars.  We had heard of Swisher Sweets before but had never purchased any cigars in the mail before.  The box arrived very quickly and we were pleased with the freshness of the cigars.  The last cigar tasted as good and as fresh as the first cigar in the box. 



   Swisher Sweets are small cigars made in Florida and have been around for a LONG time.  The cigars are not harsh tasting and come in a wide variety of flavors.  They are one of the best selling machine made cigars around.  My husband's favorite is the white grape flavored and the peach flavored.



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