Category Archives: Projects

New Farmstead Blog

Yes, we have a new blog. Bear with us. Like our lives, our new site is a major work in progress. Some pages aren’t even started yet, but they will evolve over time. We’ll be sharing our adventures in creating … Continue reading

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At Last, a Name

After a lot of other considerations, maybes, corny, confusing or boring ideas that didn’t stick, we finally settled on a name for our little 1/3 acre: “River of Love Urban Farmstead” I want to thank everyone who sent us suggestions. … Continue reading

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CHICKENS!

Five of us left for Hiawatha, Kansas last evening to pick up our newest family members- three 8 month old hens. We were lucky enough to get a sitter for Amelie and Liam, so the rest of us were able … Continue reading

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A Variety of Feather Babies

A few people have inquired about what types of chickens we’re getting and what they look like, so I wanted to post a few pictures of the breeds we’re considering. Well, ‘considering’ isn’t really the correct word– it looks pretty … Continue reading

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October Update

There is way too much life happening to sit down and write about it these days. It’s all been good. Amazing, really. I just don’t spend much time online lately. To simplify and save time I’ll put it in bullets: … Continue reading

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Spring Chicken House, Part I

Since last Thursday evening, I’ve been working on building the frame for the chicken coop. Initially, the frame base started out way too large, so I shortened it and it felt much more do-able… especially from the standpoint of someone … Continue reading

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Building the East Fence

I spent the majority of last week building and completing the new, side fence. It matches the ranch style fencing in the far back of the lot. Daniel dug the post holes, and cemented them in. He also removed an … Continue reading

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