RootsToTable

A place I will document our journey in living off the land

Moved outside June 27, 2013

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My husband was home last weekend, so the babies were moved outside! We got the shelter for the tractor built, and it is nice and sturdy! Its open on one end, since we are moving into summer and they need shade more than they need warmth. I have the light on outside with them still and will for another week or so, probably only overnight, since they are all feathering out nicely now. The tractor will be moved around on the grass, so they can forage on fresh stuff each day. It is also expandable, which really is a great feature!

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First time outside. They took to the grass pretty fast, scratching around in it, pecking at it.

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And who does NOT love laying in the sun??

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Garden update! June 18, 2013

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So far, everything is doing great!

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We are adding more mulch as things grow and get settled.

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Potatoes are getting bigger! Added another layer of dirt.

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My kids helped me find branches to use as pea supports. I will add some string soon. I planted sunflowers in there as well!

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Loving the dahlias I planted!

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Corn is in!

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Aww baby broccoli!  5 plants have broccoli starting so far!

 

Growing! June 17, 2013

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We gave the chicks more room today. Unfortunately, we have lost 1 chick and one poult. They will be a week old tomorrow!

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And we have a mini turkey! Little guy gets extra attention to ensure he’s eating and drinking

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Chicks and poults! June 12, 2013

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They have arrived! I ordered 35 cornish x broilers and 10 white broad-breasted turkey poults. We ended up with 2 extra broilers, which is awesome! They arrived this morning, and are settling in nicely. I am going to be keeping a tally of costs, as best as I can, so I can get an idea of what I will be paying per bird. I do have access to free feed, which I will only need to supplement protein on, so that will help keep costs down for sure! I plan on raising mealworms for protein, so that should help as well. Stay tuned for updates as these guys grow! I will be increasing the brooder size in a couple days, I want the poults to get good at eating/drinking first.

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