Monthly Archives: August 2015

Raccoon Butt

Who you call in’ Raccoon Butt? Lucky the official Fluffybottom Rodent Wranglet

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A Little Spring Cleaning

of course moving manure means that coops get a nice clean layer of shavings and straw for the Summer. After the coops were down all the runs got fresh straw to provide some scratching motivations for everyone.

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It’s about the Fluff

Considering that Fluffy Bottom Farm and Homestead is about the Chickens and Rabbits, it’s only fitting that Matt got to spend time with the manure shovel and fork. Before he got started it was time to build a second set of compost bins as the chicken manure is too hot Read On..

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Soft Fruit Orchard

In addition to the Strawberries the Soft Fruit Orchard features several varieties of Raspberries – reds, yellow, purples, and blacks. Matt hadn’t experienced the rear tine tiller yet so once the area was mowed he got to rip new rows for the Radpberry expansion. With two rows for each variety, Read On..

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Strawberries

Strawberries are a pleasant crop for the Homestead with juicy red fruit to begin the fruit season. Unfortunately the plants are only productive for a couple of years. The good news is that they produce enough replacement plants via runners after they fruit. Previously there were two beds using a Read On..

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Little Touches

One of the out buildings was constructed too low to the ground. That provides a site for predators and rodents. Normally it should be a foot or more above the surrounding but this one is less than six inches. To solve the problem wire is attached to the skirt and Read On..

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DO Fence Me In

A major project on any Homestead involves fencing. The human neighbors are great but the natives are a bit much at times. Sometime some larger livestock might be added so it made sense to get a start on some fencing while Matt was available to dig holes! This first bit Read On..

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Timberrrrr!

The new sign went out at the of the drive which meant a spot had to be cleared. That became a three step process. First the weeds and shrubs were cut using the string trimmer with a brush blade. Next the clearing was mowed. Lastly a few trees were removed. Read On..

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Working, Teaching, Learning

Hard to believe that Summer is approaching its end in just a few weeks. Already the day has been shortened by over an hour!Ah but so goes the cycling of Seasons – one leading into another. For several days this Summer, a friend “lent” his great nephew to work a Read On..

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