This week I finished the last big grain bin and got a lot done on the new mobile chicken coop. This will hold 300 of our pastured laying hens. It's built on a boat trailer that I converted to a wagon. The eggmobile will have roosts, rollout nesting boxes with feed and water when all finished.
This week's highlights were a spring farm tour on Monday, finishing the grain auger which I used to fill one grain bin with 2 tons of wheat. The auger took a little work to get going but now it can move grain up about 12'-14' in the air at a rate of about a ton an hour.
Another busy week on the farm. I got 10 Tamworth pigs which will make up half of our summer forested pork. The layer chicks finally arrived and are now in the brooder. I finished converting the boat trailer into a wagon chasis that we'll use for the new mobile chicken coup (egg mobile). Finally, we were invited to the NTA conference here in Vancouver by Slow Food. Thanks Slow Food for making that possible. At the conference we got to hear a bunch of great speakers, among whom was Joel Salatin. Who we got to meet! It was a very exciting week.
This week I bought a boat trailer which I'll use as the frame of mobile chicken coop. Our ewes started lambing. We've got two so far and expect a bunch more. Also got one of the hoop houses ready for our summer pigs. I also spread more bedding for the cows. With our cold mornings they are enjoying the warm bedding pack.
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