"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Housing on the Farm

Here is the newest coop for the farm. A ventilation screen and a fence around the base is all that needs to be done to complete the coop.

The coop has a full side(not shown) that lifts for simple cleaning and has three perches and three nesting boxes. It is for our 2011 chicks. They will live with the ewes as this coop is inside the main sheep pen.

Everything from the pen is salvage. After living in the desert and having a few years experience under our belts, my gang built this pen as a raised pen-about 2 feet off the ground as flash flooding is rare but possible in the desert.

One project [almost] finished...one zillion to go!

3 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

Very nice! You are all very resourceful!

Deanna

HossBoss said...

And there will be another zillion right behind this zillion. Such is the country life, right?

Coop looks great! I would think two feet off the ground might help discourage (or at least hinder) chicken snakes too!

: )

Humble wife said...

Deanna-well part creative, part cheap and of course mostly necessity is the mother of invention!

HB-Why thanks!! Oh the snakes...my dreaded enemies. Oh I mean the chicks dreaded enemies!!:)