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Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:45 am
So.. I figured I would post pics of the projects I am working on this summer so if any one else got the crazy Idea of build a root cellar or putting up a chicken coop, it might give them a hand.
First the coop in progress
My wife and my neighbor and my neighbor's wife squareing up a 12ft pole
and now the dig out for the root cellar we hope to also get don't this summer.
More pics will come as I progress.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:56 am
I have lived in houses smaller than that chicken coop.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:53 pm
Half of it is going to be the run when there not free ranging and the other half a garden. The coop per say will be in the middle and each year we will flip flop the run and the garden so we can have fertilizer.
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:21 am
The price of eggs and chickens,this might be a great idea.I think the last dozen eggs I got were $1.69.ouch.Kevin
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:12 pm
I am REAL interested in seeing how that Root cellar turns out. Have a plan for my own, but always ready to learn from another.
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:46 pm
Your idea of flip floping the garden and chicken run will work good. Mother said that is what her Dad did. Plus all the chickens scratching and pecking the ground will help keep out unwanted grass. Grandpa only put his vegatable garden in there.
Thu May 01, 2008 7:09 pm
How do get the wife to help let along the neighbors wife? You must really be good.
Sun May 04, 2008 1:51 am
This is what I am using as a guide to the root cellar. It is a very easy and use full guied. http://www.amazon.com/Build-Your-underg ... 594&sr=8-2
I like most of the Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins. Good info!!
Sun May 04, 2008 6:17 am
Question... what the heck is a root cellar? I have never heard of one.
Sun May 04, 2008 6:20 am
its where you put the bodies when you run out of other spaces to bury them.
Sun May 04, 2008 6:31 am
I used Wikipedia to get the answer and the idea is pretty neat, although I have a basment with a tornado shelter that stays pretty darn cool already. I could imagine that the root cellar would be even colder if dug 8-10' deep. Does anybody here have pictures of their root cellars?
Sun May 04, 2008 8:56 am
timmartin wrote:Question... what the heck is a root cellar? I have never heard of one.
HA HA HA That where you keep your roots,:D You no Taters , turnups etc.
Thats how you keep them during the winter They want freeze below ground and will keep well
Sun May 04, 2008 6:56 pm
There is also a watermelon that will keep well through December in a root cellar. I hope to have Christmass melon and make it a family traditon. You can also store preped meat and if you gell coat fertile chicken eggs they will keep for 6months. Yep fresh veggies in the middle of the winter. I cant wait.
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on Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:58 pm
Here it is now..
We just got the roofing material so we will be putting that on soon.
OH .. I had to throw this one in. I have allot of new fruit trees and grapes and I found the culprits
eating my new cherries off my cherry tree.
now she gots to teach her sister to spit out the pits
MIND you they are IN
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on Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:59 pm
Well the coop is still coming along.
and the footings for the barn are being put down.
and the beat goes on..
The forms were pulled yesterday looks good. Now the hard part... back fill.
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