This week exciting thing are happening!!
First off this Saturday we will be breaking ground on the property. We have rented a hydraulic excavator to remove all the dirt in the area where the house will be. This will be an interesting experience. C is beyond thrilled. Not only to be breaking ground, but to be operating such a large piece of machinery to do it. If you aren’t familiar with a hydraulic excavator it’s this:
Secondly I will be building a chicken coup for my ten layers. I’m super excited about this project. I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what I wanted it to look like and what was needed to put it together. I think I should be able to do it for close to $50. I’m going to try to do it myself too. I know C can do it, and do it better than me, but the chickens are kinda my pet project, and he has so much more on his plate right now than I do. It will be a source of pride for me, even if it ends up looking like a five year old did it and it’s half falling apart. I will forever know that I made it all by myself.
The final thing that’s happening this week is that we are ordering 25 heritage meat chickens. I can’t wait for them to come in. It will take about 4-6 months for them to get the size I want them to be but that doesn’t matter too much because we will be using the Joel salatin method of raising meat birds so we won’t be buying feed for them I can’t wait to not have to spend $8-$10 on chicken anymore.
Actually there is one last thing: once we have excavated the property I will be launching a small fundraising event to raised money for our concrete foundation!
I’ll be taking pictures of the process with all three of these exciting things so stay tuned!!