Chickens are on the way! On the left, a reportedly prolific brown egg producer, the Shaver Red Sex-Link. On the right, the reputedly hardy, healthy Frey's Special Dual Purpose as our meat bird. I almost broke a pretty basic rule on this one—get your questions answered … [Read more...] about Catalog shopping: chickens on order!
Archives for March 2008
Inside, in the increasingly GREEN Milkhouse, this year's artificial sun set-up is done. It's about fitting in as much area-under-lights as possible, while making sure all of the trays are easily reachable, for watering, rotation, thinning. So, there are the four grow racks, and … [Read more...] about Inside and out…
Checked out the chickenhouse today to make up a materials list for the renovation. Here's a view of the south-facing side (the usual daily view is from the barnyard to the east; the barn and silo are to the north, and hidden behind them is the market garden). From this side, it … [Read more...] about Chickenhouse inspection
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
Another little new-season milestone: the first of the original veggie gang has appeared. These are Gypsy (hybrid) sweet peppers, seeded six days ago, along with other varieties of pepper and eggplant. They started to poke up in the last day or so, and by this morning, the first … [Read more...] about Peppers!