My hubby has agreed to let me build a hoop house as long as I make it big enough to have a greenhouse in it also! I have 8 livestock panels on hand. I didn't think I had any. I also have almost a pound of deck screws so it's a matter of getting the rest of the materials and building it. I will also have to clear the area that I want it in before I can build it. He's actually a bit excited about it after I casually threw in that we could have fresh vegetables in the winter. We're going to have it go from our backyard to our garden area. I am excited! Without having to buy $200s worth of livestock panels it will be a lot cheaper. He also likes the idea of the chickens tilling a composting the raised greenhouse beds during the off season. Heck I might even be able to let them into the garden after I harvest everything out of it. It's going to be 10'x16' respectively. Maybe a bit longer. The coop will be 10x8 and the greenhouse 10x8 or longer. Just depends on how far it is from the garden. He's also talking about putting in an electric fence. I lost 1 of my meat birds yesterday. So we weren't happy about that. I've gotten the 5 of my chickens enclosed for the night, and will let them out this morning. I've also been up and down all night checking on them. So I want to get this going soon. I need to protect my chickens dang it.
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10/10/15 at 4:34am