Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bought the farm.....

We've finally "bought the farm" so to speak. Well, bought a farm. Well, some land that will be a farm. :) 

About 3 weeks ago we moved into our new house, on 5 acres, at the foothills of the Cascades.  In a very small town of 1,400 people. Actually, we aren't even "in" the town, but a few miles outside of city limits.

The first few weeks have been busy, labor intensive, and exhausting.  The remaining chickens, coop, and bees are moved. There is an old chicken coop on the property that needs some work.  We plan on using our handmade coop for turkeys or other animals. 

The property has 4 outbuildings, which I am discovering the joys of maintaining. 2 days after moving in, we have a large windstorm that knocked out power. Some people were out for days, luckily we were out just overnight.  I cleared off the roofs of the garage, shed, woodshed. The chicken coop (with attached shed) didnt need it.  But does need a new roof soon. 

We've added 12 hens and a Rooster (my first!) to our flock. We'd like to get a pair of turkeys. 

The front acre is cleared pasture with fruit trees and bushes. The back 4 acres are dense woods.  We have a whole new set of problems here. Predators for one. I've seen 2 bear on the property already. And hear coyote packs in the neighboring woods at night. Neighbors have reported Mountain lion pretty regularly.

The new farm is called Woodlark Farm.  The website is: www.facebook.com/woodlarkfarmWA.  We have some pics up from the move, and around the property.

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