2015 goals/plans: Maybe do a pen of meat birds. I have an aversion to the idea of the standard CX ones, it just seems so wrong. But what breed could I do in my small yard? Yard itself is fenced (which needs repaired and is on the to-do list) but I don't think they'd really free range well. Ideas?
Raised veg beds
fix ornamental pond rocks
redo path stones so I have a real sitting area next to the coop for chick tv.
plant 2 cherry trees
plant lots and lots of veggies.
learn to can
get at least 3 cords of wood in, would prefer 4 or 5.
finish fixing up small bedroom/office. It's been torn up for 2 years now.
CX can and will forage and thrive in a free range situation...but you do lose a little control over what they are eating...I put in a batch of freedom rangers every year and they spend more time outside free ranging than they do inside but the cornish will also if started that way.
learning to can is a great idea and has saved me many times when the kids were little, money was tight some weeks and that meant no grocery store trips.