Just get out and do it.

Welcome to my blog, Garden for Your Life! This site will be mostly about my garden, but you can build one just like it in your back yard too. It can be bigger or smaller, just get out and do it. You can do it for fun. Your can do it for your health. You can do it for fresh food in these troubled times. The point is to get out and do it for whatever reason that you need.

Over time I will cover topics like canning and preserving your harvest, soil and beds, bugs, what to plant and when, and much more.

I've been working on this garden on mine and improving on it for over five years now. I will continue doing that for many more. You can too, just get out and do it.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Out with the quail and in with Chickens!

Well I'm done with the Quail.  I've decided that the problem with them is food!  Chickens can free range eating bugs and veggies.  Quail don't, and in a grid down situation that's a problem.  So back to the chickens, with them in a large enclosure for them to live and save my yard for the dawgs.

What?  I'm being good!
 First they need a house!  I went with an A-frame house.  Its open at the bottom with slats for them to roost on. 

All together now!  Add some paint, doors, and a few holes up high for ventilation and its ready for chickens!

Here's Penny, one of my two Rock Barred's  

and here's Henny, or is it the other way around?  i'll have to ask my wife as she named them.

Here's the ladies in front of their home.

And here's the babies, 6 Buff Orpingtons.  They are about three months old here.  I'll be keeping two hens and the rest are dinner.  They are really cute and fast!