So we got the chickshaw finished over the past few days. It is currently sitting in our barn while the sealer dries where we applied it yesterday. I am hopeful that we can get the electric poultry fence put up and the chickshaw in the garden today! We followed Justin Rhodes' plans to the letter and this is how it turned out. I'm going to give a rundown on how well we did. First thing we had to do is make all of the cuts according to the cut … [Read more...] about Drum roll please……We have a brand-spanking new CHICKSHAW!!!!
Woohoo! We finally purchased all the supplies to build our own chickshaw! (Insert happy dance here!) We are following Justin Rhodes' plans to build it and we are taking pictures as we put it together. My hubby got all the pieces cut according to the cut list yesterday and we are planning on assembling it next week! I am so excited to get the chickens over in the garden so they can GET TO WORK! I also have a coworker that has a horse farm with … [Read more...] about Chicken Coop Upgrade On The Way!
So we have the cow now! Introducing....."the cow". :) My daughter insists that her name is Buttercup. I'm not really into naming cows....makes them too "pet like" in my opinion. Hahaha! Now I am asking myself....we have the cow.....NOW WHAT?! So I picked up a copy of Joel Salatin's book Salad Bar Beef. I love the other two books I have read from him.... Pastured Poultry Profits and You Can Farm! I borrowed them from the library and … [Read more...] about Now what?
We had beautiful weather this weekend so we went to work on getting the electric fence put up for our cow. (Did I mention how excited we are about this?!) We had some really good help! … [Read more...] about Putting up the fence!
I am so excited!!!! Ya'll, I'm getting a heifer! And she is going to have a baby in June! Say What?!!??! What in the world am I gonna do with a heifer and a baby? :) Right now my hubby is in the process of getting the fencing in place for her to go in our back fields. She will have plenty to eat back there for sure. Now I'm off to research the care of a cow. (I didn't think I would be saying that for a long time!) More to come on this … [Read more...] about It’s Coming Together!