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Chicken Coop – Rebuilding the Roosts

With the size of my flock increasing I didn’t have enough roosting space. Also I got a 10 spot nest box from Craig’s List that I hadn’t planed for when I build the coop. Therefore I decided it was time … Continue reading

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Husqvarna Axe Review

After buying several Axes on the cheep and being very disappointed I decided to get something of quality. A well know manufacture of quality tools is Gransfors Bruks, but they are well over $100. While I’ve no doubt they are … Continue reading

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Chickens Roosting

The chickens still will not spend the night in the coop.  I suspect that since they are on a slope now and the coop is at the bottom of the slope most everything is “higher” than the coop, even if … Continue reading

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This Years Plantings

We have been slowly adding perennials to our homestead.  This year we have added some lilacs, a mulberry tree, two paw-paws, 4 cornelian cherries and some hardy Kiwi.  Also we are experimenting with starting American Persimmon and butterfly bush from … Continue reading

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Another Winter The Bees Did Not Over-Winter

Whil I suspected for some time now that my 2nd hive did not survive today prety much proved it  we had a 50 degree day with sunshine and no activite seen at the hive  I looked in the top box … Continue reading

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Drywall almost all up

We put up about 200 sheets of drywall over the last 2 weeks and are almost done hanging, just 2 small bathrooms to go. Much of the work platform came down yesterday, and with drywall on the side walls of … Continue reading

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Egg Production Is Going Up

Below is the egg production for the last three days, 79 eggs if I counted correctly.  I need to find some more customers.

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Wild Flowers Are Blooming

My mother is standing in an area of wood phlox flowers.  This is right in front of my two bee hives.  With all the rain we’ve had they have grown about 2 feet in the past week.

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6 Egg Day

Our chickens are starting to lay.  We have 5 Leghorns, 4 Rhoad Island Reds that are new this year.  Plus 4 ISA Brown’s that are about 18 months old.  We think the ISA’s have stopped for the winter and the … Continue reading

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