Hey y’all! Here’s this week’s sneaky peek photos of life on our farm!


These images also appear on my Instagram account where I share MANY more photos and stories from the farm!


If you aren’t yet following me there, you can right here.


Enjoy the photos & be sure to share some of yours with me!















Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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  1. Omg so cute! I’m going to get bantams in the spring and my phone will be overrun with chicken pictures!?

  2. I have raised chickens as well as other fowl for years and I appreciate the fact that you do not sugar coat some of the nasty activities one may have to do over the course of time raising our feathered friends. I also got a kick out of you talking about your chickens – I end up with one or two in the house from time to time for medical reasons or whatever. I have not read any topics on guinea fowl yet and I wondered if you have any. I have had them for years and I love them. Yes – sometimes they are a bit noisy, but usually it is only when there is something or someone in or around their source that they are raising an alarm about. Mine have an issue with hats. They hate them and if someone stops by with a ball cap on – they raise a terrible ruckus. My son sometimes will sit out on the back deck with a cap on, and they guineas will slowly and cautiously make their way around the house – all the while with their heads cocked to the side – looking to see if he is sitting there with a cap on. If he is they may their quiet chirps and mosey out to the back yard, but if he has a hat on – they raise a stink about it and will keep it up until they either run him into the house to escape the noise or until he takes it off. They are a great asset to my flocks. I do have a question for you though – I do not have a camera, and I have one of those “simple” phone so there isn’t much of a camera on it. I am an artist and I love to draw and paint chickens and was wondering if it would be okay to utilize some of the pictures of yours online for artwork. I do not want to take advantage so please let me know if that would be okay. Thanks for your site – I enjoy it immensely.

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