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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by Pjhomestead, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 1:49 AM
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Make sure you follow the Doctor's orders so you can finish healing up.
     
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  2. May 15, 2019 at 2:43 AM
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    The new turkey house is done. I will have to take a picture in the morning. Now just have to put in the posts and hardwire cloth the incloser.that will be their project tomorrow. I'm to soar to help much but it is kind of fun to wear the white hat lol
     
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  3. May 15, 2019 at 3:27 AM
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    Which ones make the best wine? lol
    My aunt makes the best dandelion wine, but It is a really strong wine.
     
  4. May 15, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    Yum! :drool
     
  5. May 15, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    Glad the turkey house was done, saves the shed he was in for other use.:D

    Bet you will feel effects from that infection for a couple weeks. It takes a lot from your system, entire body, when those issues happen. Then loaded with antibiotics....lots of dead gut flora. Eat your yogurt &/or kefir to help replenish. Sure hope you had good insurance. That hospital stay had to of cost a bundle! They don't slack a bit when billing you :lol:

    Feel better. Keep wearing the "white hat" . :old
     
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  6. May 15, 2019 at 10:17 PM
    Pjhomestead

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    I'm still feeling it and I'm sure I will for awhile. I'm on 2 antibiotics for the next week. Moving slow as my incision is still open have to go to health nurse every other day to have packing changed. But I'm feeling better every day.

    Turkey house is done although it's only a temporary one for now I plan o building a bigger one once I am able. It's small but will only house 3 turkeys. Once I build a bigger one it will be converted for more chickens thinking about getting a few Ameraucana – blue wheaten & wheaten and want to keep them separate from my layers.

    I still haven't taken any pics of turkey house but I do have this one to share.
    I call it lamb TV. Lol
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  7. May 15, 2019 at 11:55 PM
    Pjhomestead

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    The weather was miserable today so we never accomplished much but if the weather cooperates tomorrow DW and I will get the turkey run finished hardwire mesh is in place all around the bottom. Chicken wire is almost done through the rest of the wall. Tomorrow we will add the rest of the chicken wire and put netting over the top. All that's left then is to build a door to the run for us and in the house add a roost and nesting boxes then our 2 hens and the new tom can move in.
    I just collected today's eggs and took a few picks so everyone can see what we have going on. Everything is a work in progress and will be revised over and over as we slowly expand our little homestead.

    This is the new space and house for the turkeys
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    This is our first chicken coop built out of scrap the top half was a truck cap off of a farm truck
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    Inside the coop
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    One of the girls that will be moving to the new turkey pen
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    Today's eggs box 1
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    Box 3
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    And everyone's favorate box 3
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    The new turkey pen
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    Front of new turkey house
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  8. May 16, 2019 at 12:08 AM
    Pjhomestead

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    Our banton coop

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    Broody bantam she on 6 or 7 eggs not sure I dont want to disturb her as this is the first time she has gone broody

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    The new Tom aka buster. Waiting to move I to his new digs
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    Supper time
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    Milk coma
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    The bantams side window. They watch for me every morning to come let them out.
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  9. May 16, 2019 at 3:01 AM
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    Love the coop with the recycled truck topper. I actually had one of those once upon a time. I see you've perfected the one handed bottle hold for the lambs! I can barely hold one in each hand for my bottle monsters. I once heard someone say they could feed five bottle babies at one time. Two bottles in each hand and one between their knees. That's talent! Hope your bantam hen is successful.
     
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  10. May 16, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    Like the pictures! I love lambs. We have 12 at the moment, they are weaned, and so sweet. I hope your broody hen hatches out all her eggs.
     
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