Monday, March 30, 2015

More About the Farms - Our Second Location

It didn't take long to realize that we needed more space to raise our animals and plant bigger gardens.  Our second location is about 45 minutes north of our first location and gives us 12 acres to work with. At this location, we keep a little more than half of our chickens plus our bourbon red turkeys.
We are also continually adding to our orchard/ food forest here. In addition, the acreage allows us to grow lots of food for the animals.  

Because of the predators in the area, we have to keep our hens in moveable pens with protective tops. The girls are moved a few times a day, allowing them to stay on pasture and enjoy greens and bugs every day.  Some of what we grow for them is grasses such as clover and alfalfa. We also grow some of their grains and seeds such as wheat and this season we are also planting a field of sunflowers for the girls. 

Our food forest includes pecans, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi, fig, pears, mulberries and more.  
We lost our entire fall veggie crop to wild bunnies, so this spring we are trying flowers and more herbs at this location instead. 

I really thought I had more pics on my phone, but it appears I don't, so I will take more and post them as soon as I can. 

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