There Is Chicken Poo Everywhere

A Tale of free range chickens. | areturntosimplicity.comThis homesteading life is awesome.

It is also exhausting some days.

We have spent the last 5 days cleaning up the mass of trees in our back yard that we cut down over the last month. Every branch and log had to be hauled quite a nice distance over to our “wood lot” area. Thankfully, it is a pretty level path!

It feels so amazing to have the back yard looking like, well, a YARD instead of a felled timber patch.

Because we have spent so much time clearing the land so our orchard and garden get plenty of sun, other projects have had to take a back seat. The main project being fencing in a large area for the chickens and eventual pigs to live in.

That means, the chickens have been roaming completely free. I am all about free range chickens, and amazing tasting eggs, but I would prefer for the free ranging to be happening somewhere other than my porches!!! 

There is chicken poo everywhere. I mean everywhere!

My porches, the sidewalk, the driveway, the yard. There is also not a speck of mulch in my flower beds anymore since they decided they wanted to take dust baths there. It’s been a bit frustrating, and I am very ready for them to be in a slightly more controlled area. Goodness knows, there is plenty of acreage for them to roam without desecrating the mat in front of the door!

Ok, chicken poo rant is over.

On to the meat of this post.

I rarely (and by rarely I mean only about 1-2 times a year) agree to review products here on the blog.

I feel like it is kind of just “fluff”, and I want to offer my awesome readers interesting and helpful content, and not just promote random products.

However, after drooling over the giveaway I am offering you awesome readers this month (hurry and enter before time runs out!), when an opportunity came up to review one of the giveaway products, I agreed.

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I was so excited when the package came in the mail!

I took Finn out to the mailbox in his little red wagon, and gave him the pile of mail to keep in the wagon on the way home. Upon arriving back at the house, I eagerly picked up the package to get at my DVD, only to realize that one side of the package was covered in chicken poo. Awesome.

Apparently, there was a nice pile in the wagon that I missed somehow.

Anyway, my package was completely undamaged inside, and as soon as chores were over, and the kids were in bed, I popped in the DVD.

I am a huge fan of all “The Little House” books, and have been since I was very young, so I was super excited to get a deeper look into the life of the “real” Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder was so interesting, and full of all the real history and lifestyle of the original pioneer/homesteaders that I love learning about! I enjoyed it as an adult, but it is something that would be very easy for children to soak up and enjoy as well. I will definitely be using it as part of our homeschooling when Finn is older!

I learned several things that I had never heard of, even though I am obsessed with her and her book series!

I would definitely recommend watching The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder for entertainment or educational reasons!

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3 responses to “There Is Chicken Poo Everywhere”

  1. Christie says:

    I hear you on the chicken poo. Our yard is like a mine field. That DVD sounds interesting. I finally got my copy of Pioneer Girl and am thoroughly enjoying it.

  2. Ashe says:

    Oh my goodness, how I laughed with this post. It was like listening to my mom again when I was a kid. I swear, our chickens would have been unable to poop if they hadn’t had our porch to crap on. It’s like you can either have free pest control or a front yard. We had bantams, so it would have been quite useless to fence in the house to keep them out since the little buggers can fly. What was worse is that the chickens and cats worked together, so there was the chicken minefield and then there was cat poop alley. To make our funny farm complete, our dog was very modest and would hide in the woods. And he was the one animal we wanted to keep an eye on so we could easily keep him checked for gut worms! Ah, good memories. Every kid should have a chance to grow up with animals.

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