“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Moving Day And Soggy Play

Yesterday was moving day for this year's full grown chicks.

This past weekend's storms brought over 3 inches of rain,
a bit of flooding, and much cooler weather.
Cooler weather would make the move easier for us
and easier for the hens, who will be confined to their yard for the rest of the week.

The first chore was to give the henhouse, into which the young hens would be moving, 
a good cleaning.
We have learned that it's best to wear masks for this dusty task.

Next we loaded up the hens, one by one...

and drove them to their new yard.

With a little encouragement, they moved into their new house

and said hello to their new friends...

We will keep these girls and their older companions closed within their yard 
until the end of the week...
in an effort to teach them where their home is...
and to get them used to roosting in a new house.

Bedtime close-up was a little challenging last evening,
as the new gals were reluctant to go back into their house.
Eventually, everyone was herded into safety and bid "goodnight".


Three inches of rain made the farm rather soggy yesterday morning.
As you can see... somebody likes a soggy yard...

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