They're here, they're here! Pooping, peeping, eating, drinking machines! I picked up the seven little peepers early in the morning. The day before I got their brooder box ready with paper towels, a heat lamps, a feeder, and a waterer. This whole set-up cost me $60, chicks included. To read more on our chick adventures click here.
This last weekend Paul and I finished up insulating the chicken coop, grading the garden, and the moving the coop into place. We were able to save ourselves a huge chunk of change by borrowing a bobcat from a very gracious neighbor. Without that bobcat nothing would have gotten done!
I also checked out a handful of permaculture books from the library and am totally hooked. Lots of growing plans for the back part of the property now...
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to orchard planting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we strive to live a toxin-free life and turn these five acres from just property to a fully functioning small-scale homestead.
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