Saturday, September 24, 2016

Episode 183, Liberty Ridge Update Part 2

Continuing the last show's review of status and lessons learned here at Liberty Ridge, three years in:
  • Chickens--coops, runs, fencing, gates, egg production, regular chores, raising chicks, approaches for providing fresh water (including in freezing temperatures), managing the poop, bedding material, automatic coop doors, predators, lost chickens, and (finally) chickens will eat anything, so be careful what you feed them.
  • Weeds--a surprising problem on the homestead, how we handled them (and will handle them in the future).
  • Tractors--size/power, attachments, problems, safety (tractors can be dangerous)
  • Propane--homestead fuel of choice
Throw in a couple updates from Ol' Remus and Kurt Schlicter, and it all makes for a pretty nice show.  Give it a listen!

Pictured: A single day's egg production from earlier this year. The brown eggs are from our Cinnamon Queens. The blues come from our Easter Eggers. 

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2 comments:

  1. Not bored with the Liberty Ridge update at all. Quite the contrary. Glad to hear the adventure still goes well!

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  2. Hey BMF, thanks for listening and your comment!

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