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Stilts March 30, 2006

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Benjamin was looking through one of my old Cub Scout books a couple of weeks ago and discovered stilts. So, the next the thing you know, we have a pair. We’re finding that walking on them is not as easy as it looks in the book.

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Chicken Tractors March 30, 2006

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Here are a couple of pictures of the chicken tractor we built. We can keep about 10 or so chickens and one rooster in it comfortably. They didn’t like it at first, but now they are pretty used to it. As a matter of fact one sneaked out while the door was open and spent the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out how to get back in.

The idea of a chicken tractor is that you can keep the chickens safe from predators (and off our porch!) while still allowing them to get good, fresh grass. We move the tractor 1-2 times a day. A big plus is that they are fertilizing our pasture for us!

Once we get another 2 or 3 of these built, we’ll arrange them side by side and name it the “Whispering Pines Chicken Mobile Home Park”.

114211833027366285 March 11, 2006

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Welcome to the very first posting of the Webb Family Farm Chronicles! We’ll post a bit of background and a more proper introductory message a little later. Right now, I just wanted to get something out there. This has been on my to-do list for quite some time. I (Joe) have a blog that I use for professional activities, but we as a family haven’t had a good way to keep our geographically dispersed, extended family updated with the happenings in our lives. That’s what this blog will hopefully do for us. I don’t expect, or want, it to replace a good old fashion visit, phone call, or even an email conversation, but I would like to have a place where people can easily see what’s happening in our lives at their leisure.

Here are a couple of pictures of the kids. We walked down to our ponds this afternoon and went fishing. The 3 geese in the northern most pond didn’t seem to mind too much. We caught a bunch of bream and both Benjamin and Rachel caught a large mouth bass. They both are certain that it was the same fish.

We’ll write more as time permits. Right now, we’re heading out to dinner.