Monthly Archives: May 2013

Meat Bird Coop finished

Josh finished the meat bird coop and though we didn’t have time to pull it out to the pasture he made sure that the birds could finally get outside in the grass by pulling the coop out of the shed … Continue reading

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Finishing the Mobile Coop

The meat birds have been growing at a great rate. While they’re not cramped, they’ve grown to fill up their once-large brooder enclosure. They’re fully feathered out, and the air outside is plenty warm for 6 week old chicks. We … Continue reading

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Sunday morning

We haven’t posted much this week, but have been busily getting the garden ready to plant. We had it scraped and leveled (to repair the pre-closing bobcat disaster), and Amy has staked out the beds while I’ve been finishing the … Continue reading

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Front yard garden prep

When we first saw our house the front yard looked like this….   When we did our walk through the morning of closing it looked like this….   The bobcat scrapes and holes meant that before we could establish our … Continue reading

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Tomorrow the front yard will be prepared for the new garden. Here was the view tonight

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Turkeys: Down to Four

I came out to find two dead turkey poults when doing my morning chores today.  I’m not sure what the problem was, but I’m guessing that they either the ambient temperature in the shed was too low for the EcoGlow … Continue reading

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Little baby chicks like scraps, too

Buffy and Lucky are doing great in their segregated quarters, but Buffy looks longingly through the fence that separates their area from the main chicken run when I deliver kitchen scraps to the flock each morning. It doesn’t seem fair … Continue reading

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We Have Turkeys!

We have turkeys! We ran out after work today to pick up four heritage turkey poults (chicks) from a turkey farmer a bit down the road. We’re really looking to end up with a bird or two for holiday meals, … Continue reading

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I took the dog for a walk ahead of the coming rain, and found a rainbow from our southern property line.

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O (future) Tannenbaum

Thanks to our neighbors at what must be Dane County’s friendliest christmas tree farm, I planted what will hopefully be our Christmas trees for the early 2020s this morning.

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