DIY Brooder & Chicks Coming #chickens

We tilled last night and let me tell you I was so nervous. We rented a rear tine tiller from our local farm equipment shop in town. It was a really tough job for my husband, we could of used a big ol machine to do this and would of been done with little fatigue but at $250.00 to rent for half a day we decided to do it the hard way. Since we are new to farming we have zero stuff. We are thrilled to have a tractor with a trailer for hauling! Hubby then started tilling where the pumpkins would be growing and this posed a bit of a problem being that it was on a bit of a slope. He would not let me put mosquito spray on him and it was hot with zero wind blowing. 
We are a bit behind planting because my poor dog had to have surgery. That is going to be another post so I can vent a bit about the stupid vet that we brought her to the first time. After he finished and let me tell you he was exhausted I reminded him to help me build a brooder for the chicks that will be here today or tomorrow.  I said the words he hates to hear, "You Promised"

I went and found some wood as instructed, I wanted to whip out my new saw but hubby was in a rush. (He was eyeing my office, the love seat, the remote and mommy making him some dinner) :-) This wood was FREE, we found a large deck that was taken apart and we went and picked it up, PRICELESS.

We decided to do a 4x4 brooder and afterwards I may use as a raised bed in the front yard for herbs or a cutting garden.

This literally took us 10 minutes at this point.

April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

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