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Weed buffet alternative

cute chick with her mom


cute chick with mom from behind

Things got a bit more crowded for the mother hen and her cute chick today when I installed a west wing door to the coop.


This allows us to cut off the previous pasture so we can give it a rest and plant something more edible than the weed buffet they started off with.



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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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