First day of summer, and the day before the arrival of 25 20-week-old, ready-to-lay Shaver Red Sex Link CHICKENS. Clearly, time to begin building out their new home. It shouldn't take too long! :) Working on and off through the day, the frame went up, and by early evening, the … [Read more...] about Extending the chickenhouse
Another beautiful and busy day in the field, with Lynn, Mel, Jordan, Tara and, for her first full day, Andie, all variously raking, tilling and building. And eating lunch (can't wait for proper farm food to kick in!). The most VISIBLE accomplishment today: we put up the frame of … [Read more...] about People at work: hoophouse goes up!
Ahhh, yes, THIS is what warm weather feels like! For the first time this year, the temperature topped 60°F (15°C), with a hazy sun and a gentle breeze. We've had some melt-off days already, but this one tastes like spring! Usually, there's a day like this sometime in February, so … [Read more...] about The great WARM outdoors!
Calling it scrap lumber doesn't do any pile of spare wood justice. On the tiny farm, you always make space to accumulate someday useful stuff that elsewhere might get tossed. Waste not, want not! This collection of old fence boards, rough cut cedar planks, odds and ends of 2x4's, … [Read more...] about Hoarding wood like gold
New lumber turns into new grow rack. This adds a fourth to the set, a measure of tiny farm growth. I started with two in Year 1, built another one last year (Year 5). It's not like the focus here is on rapid expansion...this is the speed of staying tiny! ;) Although I don't … [Read more...] about Rack built