Monday, October 5, 2015

First Heavy Frost

Early yesterday morning these two asked for all of their winter attire and headed out trying to scrape up enough frost to make an ice ball.  They succeeded and its home is in our freezer.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Moving Forward

We are under contract now to purchase our new home in Central Maine.  There is much to look forward to - having wooded land, making plans for guest cabins, making gardens, and building outbuildings.  

Speaking of outbuildings, there is only currently an attached garage which will become the workshop right away.  But we are wondering what will work best to shelter all of the animals on the day we arrive.  What can we do for their immediate needs and then what kind of small barns can we build inexpensively and simply?  Any thoughts?  We will have 3 goats, 14 chickens (two of which are special needs and need their own separate area and a rooster and his girlfriend that need their own space) and one duck.  We are planning to close our shop for about two weeks when we move so we can concentrate on building.