Saturday, March 25, 2017

Greenhouse from Chicken Tractor

About a dozen chickens overwintered in a chicken tractor. They were given a new bag of shavings every two to three weeks to keep them dry and act as the "brown" material for the compost which their droppings eventually become. Once the snow was low enough, we finished digging the tractor out, plus the space next to it. A second tractor was set up, but this time as a greenhouse, and the original, with resident chickens, moved next door. Ben turned over the manure pile. We'll add some from the goat house and let this heat up. It'll be topped with garden soil and I should be able to grow hothouse veggies, like tomatoes (I know they're a fruit!) and cucumbers. First, we'll also try greens.

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