Recently some good friends of mine moved to Alaska and have started blogging the adventure! The posts are amazing as are the photographs. So I thought that you all might enjoy a sample to find out a little about how they are settling in and learning to live in really cold weather and prepare to live off the land as needed too. Here’s the most recent intro to his new flock.
Two and a half weeks ago, Jim made the decision to start a flock of poultry. His goal is to move away, even if just a little bit, from dependence on the grocery stores. After talking to some friends who’ve raised farm animals for food, chickens for eggs and meat seemed like a good way to dip our toes into a new level of self-reliance.
It started out innocently enough, with an order for a dozen chicks from the local feed store. Poultry raising is popular here, and certain birds have a waiting list, such as the Aricauna hens that lay blue and green eggs. We have six of those, and four golden Wyandottes. They’re all pullets and we can expect them to lay eggs beginning this fall. Here are most of them the day they came home:
Love and prayers to the O’Connor family on their Alaska adventure!