31 August 2014
Standing in the garden last night,
I was inspired to photograph the beauty before me.
The words that came to me were not my own,
But those of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
May you see and appreciate what is right before you.
29 August 2014
We scoured blogs and free chicken coop designs for months and had friends bring over old pallets and break them down in an attempt to provide us with materials to create one. Due to time and resource constraints, it seemed wiser to buy a pre-fabricated coop to get rolling.
We have assembled our chosen coop and the the run and will connect the two after we get it painted and sealed. The coop is well designed, but we had to throw out all of the original hardware and screws due to quality issues.
Our plan is to get four Black Australorp chicks this next week and we plan on adding an elongated run as the chicks mature.
This week, we are collecting brooding supplies, looking for an appropriate predator barrier for the bottom, and hoping for artistic inspiration for the coop.
Some paper resources on starting up this important component of permaculture:
And you can't forget the Old Farmer's Almanac any time you are doing something with permaculture, farming, or ranching.
17 August 2014
06 August 2014
What are the best seeds to plant this time of year?
(Feel free to let us know of more plants that work well this time of year)
Areas included in Travis County: