Who’s Who? Male and Female Quail

When I got my first quail chicks they looked like impossibly small balls of fluff. There was no telling who was male and who was female…  I had my fingers crossed for six females. I only wanted the birds for the eggs so males were far less valuable to me. In the six weeks that…

Preserving Herbs:Freezing

Right now I have more herbs than I know what to do with. I have been looking for different ways to preserve them so I can have fresh herbs year round from my garden. I have experimented with drying before and I wanted to try a new method. I used basil this time and I…

Quail Egg Salad

Follow us on Instargram for more pictures! Our refrigerator is overflowing with quail eggs… We have more than we know what to do with. Time to get creative!  On the menu for tonight:quail egg salad. This recipe was quick and easy to put together. Great for sandwiches or on crackers. The fresh dill really made…

Progress on the tiny homestead

It has been HOT…. So I have been avoiding going outside except to water early in the morning or in the evening, but the plants are loving it!  We have seen so much growth in the past few weeks.  The Apples The apple trees looked like twigs when they were planted and now have leaves!…

DIY Herbal Bath Tea

What’s an herbal bath tea? A wonderful way to relax!  Herbal bath teas are easy to make at home and can be tailored to many specific needs. I typically use mine to ease joint pain on tough days. The recipe I’m going to share with you today is just a basic one that can be…

Baking with Quail Eggs

You can do anything with quail eggs!   Most people I meet have a hard time grasping the concept that you really can do ANYTHING that you do with chicken eggs with quail eggs… But really. It is possible and easy.  We are currently up to our knees in eggs…  Our small flock of 16…

Kitchen Compost!

  I hear about the benefits of compost all the time.  It supplies nutrients to your garden with materials that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.  I have also been making a conscious effort to reduce our home waste. Enter Kitchen Compost!! I have been using a small plastic cup to hold my…

Family Matters

Our family is mostly comprised of feathers and fur. It’s small, but it is growing every day. I truly enjoy caring for and spending time with each critter every day. It’s a lot of work, but everyone plays an important role in our household.  Meet the dogs.  Milo is my old basset hound border collie…

So what do you do with quail eggs?

I often get puzzled looks when I talk about my quail and eating their eggs. People tend to be grossed out by them. I think this reaction is a testament to how removed we are as a society from our food sources. That people would turn their noses up at my quail eggs that come…

Drying your own Herbs

My herb garden has been getting bigger and since I moved into the house and  I never got around to buying the standard spices. I just use fresh herbs from the backyard. I decided to test out a few small batches of dried herbs with my plants in the garden! I cut a few small…