First time Breeding Pigeons

Kai: Almost a year ago I acquired 4 homing pigeons from a man at the keepers of the old ways expo in Blountstown Florida. When we got them home, I found that it had been a stressful move for the younger bird, and I had to nurse him back to health because he’d lost a lot of weight. The 4 birds had to gain back their muscles after being in quarantine, and once they were finally released into the coop, I found their behavior hard to follow…for months and months, all they did was fight and claim perches.

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Baby Quail Hatch Update

Kai: The baby quail are 2 weeks old now. Out of the 8 that hatched, 7 have survived to this point and are looking good. One that still remains has a bit of a longer story though, as when he or she hatched, they were born with splay-leg. This condition can be fixed if caught immediately, and so luckily l recognized it shortly after hatch day – but at the same time, I had absolutely no experience with it.

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Garden Tour + David the Good’s New Book!

This is our end of Summer Garden Tour of our Food Forest in North-West Florida. These are just some of our favorites in the garden, but trust us when we say that so much more is growing in there! Hope you enjoy, and please check out David the Good’s new book: Create Your Own Florida Food Forest.

Crazy Water Melon Abundance!

The last past two years we’ve been rather successful with growing water melon. We have yet to perfect our propagation, but our plants have at least produced well in number. The varieties we’ve tried are the Black Diamond, Red Crimson, and Lelanau, a type of water melon that is actually orange colored on the inside.

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Eat Clean, Both You and Your Animals!

Kai: I have never been a fan of buying premade pet foods. We like to keep everyone’s diets clean in this household, yet pre-packaged organic products can be expensive. However, having a garden has made this a lot easier – as well as the “co-op” between animal and permaculture systems. Our hens eat greens and veggies from the garden, while our dog and cat benefit from their eggs! The chickens also receive feeder fish from our aquaculture, and worms from our earthworm farm. Our turtles also get fish, but the majority of their diet are the pests in the garden!

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Join the Freesteading Community!

We’ve just learned about this new online platform called the “Freesteading Community” It’s a social network focused on homesteading, self-sufficiency and off grid living. This platform looks to be a great way to learn, engage, build community, and find resources for all your homesteading needs. Several well known content creators like Deep South homestead, green dreams TV and Perma Pastures have already joined. Check it out and we hope to see you there!

Pocket Garden Install W/ Greg Miller

Pocket garden install for Habitat for Humanity.

This is Greg Miller’s first pocket garden install. Greg does weekly Harvest 4 Health tours of his urban farm and garden to inspire others in the local community of Pensacola to grow their own food and live a more abundant life style. Picked at Perfection is about making the healthy choice the easy choice!