The deer around here are rather plentiful. And hungry. Seems they like to get into just about anything you could plant, and make sure to eat quickly, the best parts if not the whole thing. A couple years ago, I planted two mimosa trees. We bought them and grew them in pots for a year…Details
Four day old chicks.
A trip to the local Orshelns farm supply today and the pick a chick fest had begun. A total of 15 chicks were selected. 5 Black Laced Silver Wyandottes 5 Plymouth Barred Rocks 5 Ameracaunas Our original thought was to order from Cackle Hatchery, but we did not appreciate how far in advance we should…Details
Build A Brooder! So I started with pressure treated pine fence pickets. Cedar would have been my choice, but cedar is harmful to chickens. I cut these to 38 inches in length. You might want them a different length depending on how tall you want the top of the brooder to be. If you use…Details
A warmer day out in the shop this month, so made a few pens. Mostly with deer antler and .308 brass shells. This one is a bit different, with some box elder, dyed blue, stabilized, and turned. Added to that the chrome bass emblazoned clip, gives a look I like that fits our area. Bass…Details
Cold weather has followed the heavy rain fall of the week between Christmas and New Years. Mostly when it gets cold like this we just stay indoors and relax. It won’t stay that way for a long time. Online weather app indicates the temp for the area. Thermometer on deck shows it too. Frosty …Details
The apple trees were about 18″ tall when we planted them. Six were originally planted, with the idea of making an espalier apple tree fence. Of the six, three have survived and grown pretty well. Since they were unattended most of their first years, the trees had a rough start without regular watering and of…Details
Here it is, January all ready. Finally getting moved in and mostly settled, we decided it is time to start directing our attention to getting the garden started. While our goal here is raised wicking style garden beds, getting started as quickly as possible leads us to going with more traditional rows in the ground.…Details