My hubby drew up the design and built it. I helped, but he did all of the hard work. The girls really seem to like it. I am looking forward to getting eggs from them around October.
My gardens are coming along quite nicely as well. I've added three new raised beds because 300 square feet just isn't enough for me anymore. Here are some shots of the gardens. This first shot has beans in the back of the bed to grow up the chicken wire and tomatoes in the front. It's kind of hard to see because of the strawberry patch that's in the big garden cage directly behind this bed. There are also two zucchini plants in the front that I will let sprawl into the yard.
This is the second of three cinder block beds I made this season. This one has three tomato plants and eight pepper plants. I also planted basil, oregano, and chives in the holes of the cinder blocks, and one watermelon plant on the edge of the bed that is sprawling its way into the yard.
This is a raised bed that I put in last year. There are peppers, garlic, sugar snap peas, radishes and spinach, which is just about done now. Thinking of what I will put in its place.
This is the amazing strawberry patch. It started with just six plants three years ago. I never mulch it in winter, never feed it, and it always gives me a TON of strawberries. I had to thin it out this year because strawberries were rotting due to too much cover.
Everything is coming along quite well. I bought a scale this year to keep track of how much I actually harvest. I'll be sure to post blogs of how the garden grows and what my chickens are up to. My goal is to become totally food independent like my grandmother was. With the hunting and fishing skills I've acquired, I move closer every day to not having to buy my food from the store!
So that's all for now!
God bless and Happy gardening!!!