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Poultry powered gardening

chicken tractor fixing up

We've had some troubled hens escaping from their pastures lately and we also have some areas of the garden that could go for some agressive chicken scratching.

The solution seemed obvious after Anna suggested it. Tune up our last remaining chicken tractor for some End of the Summer poultry powered weed eating and fertilization.

It only took an hour to get this tractor back in running order. I think it's held up pretty good for being out in the elements these past 4 and a half years.

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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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