Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wheat harvest

First you cut
Then thresh - there has got to be a better way!....
We still have a ways to go with this step.

Moving the chicken house into place

The plan was to put it in the existing chicken yard - but alas it didn't fit through the gate....
So we found another spot and will be adding a yard around it.

We used 2x4s and heavy PVC pipe to roll the house.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dog house becomes chicken house

We started with the super insulated, horribly heavy, dog house that a friend gave me.
 Stripped it down, taking out the inner walls, ceiling and insulation.
 Added vents, put in double human size doors. The right size is bolted and only opened for cleaning.
Then a window, roosts, nest boxes and some paint.
 Have black ceramic doorknobs on order.
A security latch will be added to keep out the foxes. And we'll move it to the coop area for the 40 young pullets to take up residence.

The turkeys like the view.