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Chicken pasture terrace experiment

terrace building on a hillside of one of the chicken pastures


One of our winter projects we started recently is trying to make one of the chicken pasture hillsides more functional by experimenting with a terrace system.

The chickens do okay with the slope, but a few flat places will make it easier for us to cultivate things like Mulberry trees and Nanking cherry bushes.

It should make it easier for us to control the weeds as well, which I've noticed can get thick enough to stop most chickens from pushing through.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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