Thursday, February 16, 2017


I love this time of year.  The feeling of Winter slowly thawing and the garlic and the shallots breaking their dormancy. That means that Spring is just around the corner.

Next Saturday, is February's Farm Day around here and that means we're  building some chicken brooders and grow out coops. We have 40 broiler chickens arriving in about 3 weeks. It will be the largest single chicken brooding we have ever done here. We are looking forward too it!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

It has been a long time...

WOW! It has been a while since I last updated.  A lot of projects were completed in 2016.
  • Grass in the front and portions of the backyard. The kids love it.
  • New chicken coop(still needs paint and some finishing touches)
  • Turkey pen/enclosed breeding pen.
  • Raised and slaughted some chicken broilers (qty 15).
  • Raised and slaughtered some turkeys (qty 8).
  • Leveled and planted seed in the future pasture.
My improvement goals for 2017 are as follows:
  • Raise a majority of of our own poultry meat that we consume.
  • Put fruit and nut trees in the orchard area.
  • Fence in the pasture area.
  • Use the pasture for supplement feeding for our poultry.
  • Redo the composting area.
  • Add grains to the garden area.
  • Finish painting the new chicken coop.
  • Design and build brooder/grow out/laying coops(qty 2).
  • Design and build a chicken tractor for use on the pasture.
I will do better on keeping this updated; hopefully, the updates will be on progress of the 2017 improvement projects.