• Welcome to Daddykirbs Farm

    37,137 views 3 years ago
    It had already been two years trying to learn how to garden before I moved out of a Suburban neighborhood. Taking my family to live a rural life on a small farm was the start of an obsession for me. I am on a quest to learn more about being more self-sufficient. What does it mean to grow your own food? How do you raise chickens? Ducks? Goats? What does sufficiency mean? Join me on my journey as I learn and share the answers as I find them.

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  • Ideas & How To: Homesteading and Gardening Play all

    Do you want to know how to live on a homestead? How about learning how to establish an orchard or garden? Every once in a while I produce videos that might help guide you to a great finished project on the homestead and in the garden.
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  • Gardening Play all

    As I learn the art and science of gardening I will post videos. My current garden is a fenced in 30'x30' square. I have big plans for this area. Stick with me and watch it grow :)
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  • Fruit Orchard Play all

    • Starting Fruit Trees with Cuttings: My Garden Experiment - Duration: 7 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      When my daughter suggested that we start another Lemon tree with one of the branches that I pruned off... well, I thought I was just humoring her by sticking that cutting in the potted sandy soil. ...
    • Fruit Tree Grafting and Beekeeping Updates: Good News! - Duration: 5 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      I was sneaking around without the camera one day and did some grafting on my own trees in the orchard. It's time to show you those grafts and see how they are doing. Grafting fruit trees is going t...
    • Propagating Plants: Did It Work? - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      Have you watched any videos about how to do something, then later wondered "Did it work?"? Plenty of people have asked me that question about different projects. In particular about propagation. Mo...
    • Harvesting Nectarines in an Organic Orchard: Who's picking at my fruit? - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      What drastic measures must be taken to save some fruit! LOL Luke and I took a few minutes in the Daddykirbs Orchard to harvest the Nectarines before the birds and bugs took them all. This is a grea...
    • Pruning Pear Trees for the First Time - Duration: 6 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Last year I planted two pear trees in the orchard. They were both potted from the nursery so this is the first year that I have to prune them. I have never pruned a fruit tree before, so here I go!...
    • Prune your fruit trees with confidence! - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      It took me a while to learn how to be confident while pruning fruit trees. Don't worry too much about it. Use each tree... each cut as a learning experience. It's your tree. Be confident.

      In this ...
    • How To Install A Solar Charged Electric Fence - Duration: 7 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      I finally got the Solar Fence Charger hooked up... and it works!

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    • FREE TREES! - Propagating Pomegranate - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      It's true, these trees were free for me. I was at a demonstration at a nursery in Austin, TX where a guy was showing how to prune fruit trees. He mentioned that the Pomegranate grow great from cutt...
    • Planting 14 New Fruit Trees - Part 1 - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      The Daddykirbs Orchard is expanding! Yes, the 14 bare root trees have arrived and I need to get them in the ground. This video is just part 1. I didn't want to have a 20 minute video on this subjec...
    • Shaping Fruit Tree Branches In The Orchard - Duration: 5 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      When weights are tied to branches to open up a tree it's called Festooning. I'm not sure if this is still considered to be the same, but I'm choosing to use the string and brick method to give me m...
    • How To Graft A Fruit Tree: My First Experience - Duration: 7 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      I have been wanting to learn how to graft fruit trees for a long time. I've done the reading and watching of videos to learn how to do this process. Now it's time to put it into practice what I've ...
    • Clean, Tidy and She Kills a Rattlesnake! - Duration: 9 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      I just wasn't sure what to title this one. Luke drives! that was one consideration. Luke helps out on the farm as we clean up and prepare for our Farm Day public event. While we were at it he got t...
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  • Season 2: Golden Son Beekeeping - A Father and Son Adventure Play all

    In season one of the Golden Son Beekeeper you got to see how my son took on the role of the beekeeper on the farm. We are doing this together, but I'm trusting him to learn and to make a lot of decisions. This season we start again. This season we ramp it up!
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  • Season 1: Golden Son Beekeeping - A Father and Son Adventure Play all

    Prior to 2015 I, Daddykirbs, killed 3 hives in my attempts at beekeeping. For the 2015 season I was considering giving up until my son said he would be the beekeeper. I was so glad to hear that he was willing to step up to take that responsibility. We ran a simple little contest to give him a beekeeper name and "Golden Son" won. Let's pray that there are many successful seasons for The Golden Son Beekeeper!
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  • My Chickens Play all

    Any video that includes anything about my chickens :)
    • Our First Hatching Chicken Egg - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      On our home farm our chickens are laying eggs. The Silkie chicken is one of our farm chicken breeds. This was our first experience with letting a broody hen lay on eggs. Up to this point we have pu...
    • Rain Collecting Automatic Chicken Waterer - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Watering the chickens can get to be a chore. So, along with the regular watering I added this automatic waterer to help supplement when we can't keep up with it. This system is also a rain collec...
    • Coops for Chickens, Ducks and a Goose (and 3 Goats) - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      15 minutes worth of talking about my chicken coops? Really? Yep, I just thought it was time to give an overview of what's going on with the birds on the daddykirbs farm. I'd love to have a chat wit...
    • New Silkies In The Morning - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      If you have followed my channel for long you know we love our Silkie chickens! They are fluffy and sweet. Lately we've had quite a few broody hens so we are letting them hatch a few chicks. It's al...
    • Scary Hawk in the Chicken Coop - Hide Behind Dad! - Duration: 4 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Life here on the farm is full of excitement. The chickens go NUTS when they see or hear a hawk. They know that their presence is not a good thing for them. This hawk flew into the open door of our ...
    • 12 CHICKEN BREEDS - Duration: 9 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      What kinds of chickens do you have on the farm? That's a pretty popular question for me...

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    • Silkie Chickens Update - 3 Broody Hens - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Some of you have waited for a while on an update on my birds. Well, here is an update about the Silkies and Show Girls. They are beautiful chickens. There are three hens broody right now. We can't ...
    • What is that FLUFFY Chicken? - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      My sweet daughter gives a little explanation of Silkies and Show Girl chickens. They are wonderful pets and give you some cute little delicious eggs as well :)

      A Show Girl is a cross between a Nak...
    • Silkie Chickens in the Garden - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      We have three Silkie Chickens and one Show Girl Chicken in one of our three coops. During the day we like to let the Silkies loose in the garden. The are pretty good about not picking at the veget...
    • Managing Chickens & Ducks: A New Brooder, Playhouse, Tractor and more... - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      People sometimes ask "How many chickens and ducks do you have?". I always have to pause and think... sometimes I count outloud while I think about it LOL. It's a lot easier for me to answer how man...
    • Baby Chickens! Family Trip to the Feed Store - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Nope, we didn't NEED more chickens! LOL ... but you chicken people will understand how this happens :)

      Enjoy this trip to the local feed store with me as my family gets joy from selecting baby chi...
    • we weren't prepared for this - Duration: 8 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      I was out bundled up in many layers of clothing when she said "come inside for a minute". Gladly I accepted her offer. What she realized was that I needed to be recording this process of taking car...
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    kids and pets
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