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My Chickens On My Homestead

Showing off my chickens on my homestead my wife did actually get the gets we had 2 eggs actually in the house when I went in after the video was done.

New Chicks

So as part of the new homestead, we have started raising farm animals to help with the homesteading process. We ordered 6 chicks from a local farm and they arrived nice and furry with no feathers. When you get chicks a few days old you want to make sure you give them chick starter feed which is a high protein based diet to help them get started. Make sure water is warm to room temperature and you have a good heat lamp and heat only the one side of the pen.

These little guys were dropped off yesterday by a friend and as you can see their not baby chicks there about three weeks old and have already started to get their feather. The key is when you have chicks that are of different age don’t put them in the same pen with the other chicks.

These guys can be outside during the day as long as it’s not cold and for the most part, don’t need any heat lamp. These guys at 3 weeks old are out of danger zone. The baby chicks that are only a few days old still need care there fragile at that age because they can’t keep themselves warm. Don’t be upset it’s possible you may loose one or two when your raising baby chicks.

So far everyone is good we will keep you up to date on the new livestock as we get it here at the homestead.

Going Home By A. American Book Review

Going Home By A. American Book Review

I want to first start out by saying I give this book 5 stars. This book was great it followed a character Morgan Carter’s 250 mile trip to his home after his car breaks down. But things are about to get much, much worse as Morgan finds the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored or if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back.

The book gets right into it there was no real slow parts to the story. Starting the book goes into Morgan driving home and his car breaks down with in the first 10 pages you are into the story.

I liked how the book covers everything Morgan has in his pack and what he is using them for really giving people reading the book insight on what every prepper should have in his or her pack. They even give brand names and places where Morgan purchased items in some cases.

A American really touches on civilization and what people could be like without law and order as Morgan deals with the biggest threat to this life people. Morgan does make some friends along the way but runs into his share of problems with the breakdown of civilization.

One thing I do like about the book is that there is nothing really scifi about it. For the most part we don’t get into why the situation happened just Morgan is going to get home and his travel through the woods and small towns in Florida.

Overall I would say this is a great book for any prepper to read as it has great story but also some very good helpful information.

One Second After by William R. Forstchen Book Review

I want to start off by saying I bought this book on paperback at BAM books because a person working there recommended it. I then turned on Coast To Coast AM the next night and heard William R. Forstchen talking to George Noory so I know I had to read this book.

I have to say there are parts that are hard to read. The part about not having medications for people in need was hard to read. People needing insulin not having it and having to decide who lives or dies based on who is considered import to the effort of keeping the group operating was difficult to read at times.

The parts about rationing food was hard to read deciding how many calories is enough for people to survive on without dying. These were hard decisions for the characters to make but important to survive.

There was parts of EMP survival that never crossed my mind like birth control and population boom because of it during a long term disaster like EMP. There was issues of cigarette rationing and hunting limitations I never thought of either. There were things to consider like do you feed your pets or not.

The book basically centers around a small town hit by an EMP and having to survive with what they have. The main character in the book a professor and former Army Ranger is the perfect main character for this book. He faces internal struggles as well as professional struggles to try keep the town and his family alive during this huge disaster.

I am going to give the book 4 stars because it was a great book but sometimes hard to read due to the content. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in EMPs, any pepper or survivalist it’s a great informative read