Monthly Archives: August 2013

New Trailer – Next Mobile Coop?

After our somewhat lackluster results with the mobile coop we built last winter, we’ve been looking for a well-used utility trailer to use as a the base of a new mobile coop.  Our hope is that by starting with something … Continue reading

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Harvest Helper

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It’s A Boy!

I had speculated before, and the kids insisted that they’d seen Lucky crowing on Monday morning, but today I saw it with my own eyes, and there’s no question:  the first animal born at Willow Bend is a boy. One … Continue reading

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Uninvited Guest

We’ve had a lot of guests lately, and it’s been great fun to show them around, relax a bit, and generally catch up. This little guy — well, he really isn’t so little — was not invited.  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Garden Gate

Temporary things have a way of lasting too long.  When we first fenced the garden this spring, we threw up some simple flexible plastic fencing in the gate spaces.  This worked surprisingly well — while it was never pretty, it … Continue reading

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Broody Again

It seems like we have a reliable brooder in Buffy.  After Lucky hatched, Buffy stopped brooding, of course, and didn’t continue laying.  She was busy being a Mom.  That was months ago, and Lucky is his (? – we think) … Continue reading

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Hanging Out

We had two hammocks when we moved here last year, and got another nice one for Christmas this past year.   So far this summer, we’ve kept ourselves too busy to really consider relaxing in the breeze, but took a … Continue reading

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Pickles!

We’ve got 25 quarts done, but judging by the number of flowers still on the cucumber plants, I don’t even think we’re halfway through making pickles.

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Turkey Bedtime

I’ve read that turkeys oftentimes stop bothering to use a coop, or the provided roost.  We seem to have reached that stage.  Starting a week ago or so, we now find them resting atop the poultry run gate at chicken … Continue reading

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Burn, Baby, Burn

A lot of our outside work this work has involved clearing areas of general overgrowth.  Some of this is stuff we’ll do every year, some is recovery from the long-term landscaping neglect we bought in to.  In any case, this … Continue reading

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