Our October work party was really fun and really productive.
We harvested two buckets of cherry tomatoes and a few other veggies, but given how late we had started and the low organic matter in our soils the harvest was not as bountiful as we had hoped for but we had a plan for next season-Build the soil!
We built a chicken tractor!
What Is A Chicken Tractor?
A chicken tractor is a movable chicken cage, allowing you to keep your chickens under control while still moving them around the yard.
Why Would I Want One?
-Have your chickens till and weed your yard
-Buy less food for your chickens
-Eliminate your need for petroleum-baed fertilizers
-and, last but not least: make your chickens happy!
The chickens are all the left over veggies and bugs while removing the soil and fertilizing it.
It was quit the entertainment for the kids too.
After the chickens finished with one bed we moved them to another and with the added fertilizer we were ready to plant our winter veggies.
Dan was a great help clearing out this area for the plant nursery staging area.
The other project that we started was building our own soils. We realized that the soil we had bought was not rich enough so we started our own compost.
Like father like son
This are the newly planted winter veggies. We covered them with chicken wire mesh to prevent cats peeing on the soil and squirrels digging their walnuts.