The quail are outgrowing the cage. It’s time to move them outside.
Of course, that means moving the pullets out to the farm, and that means making sure the farm enclosure is critter proof and ready for fifty chickens.
There’s always something!
Bev came back from the farm (her son’s farm, but we use part of it for our birds) with a new idea. I usually start shaking uncontrollably when Bev has a new idea, because it means more work for yours truly, but truth be told I don’t mind it at all. It’s fun to see her excited about her new ideas.
This new idea involved raising more chickens, not just egg- layers but different, exotic breeds, and turning part of the farm into a Chicken Land for visitors to see and enjoy. The kids have been slowly changing their farm into a tourist farm, holding classes, having goat yoga sessions, and producing less goat cheese. It’s a logical move for them because, honestly, taking care of a full-time working farm is backbreaking, unforgiving work for little financial reward. So Bev’s idea fit well with the direction they are taking the farm.
Which means more work, of course, for yours truly.
And I love it!
I just wish I had the stamina I once did. My workdays are shorter than they once were.
Anyway, this weekend I need to work on building a quail/chicken tractor for the new Chicken Land, and I also need to put the finishing touches on the new nesting boxes in the chicken aviary . . . and then move the fifty chickens we have here at our house out to their new home on the farm . . . thus making room for the quail.
Good news: spring has arrived. Temps in the 60’s this weekend.
Which means we are getting closer to planting season . . . which means finishing chores in the backyard so we can plant.
When I was younger I wished I had twenty-five acres to work.
I don’t wish that any longer. LOL
Bev found a cool idea online, a strawberry tower made from plastic milk crates. It’s so easy it’s ridiculous, and it looks like it will work just great. Add that to my to-do list. Look it up on YouTube if you get the chance. Here’s the link.
What am I doing sitting here writing. I need to get busy!