The newest addition to Double S Farms is rapidly coming together in preparation for their newest residents.....chickens.
Little Farmers #1 & 2 are having fun as the chicken coop is being built.
Little Farmer #2 loves to play in the dirt....can you tell?
The chicken coop is being put together by Farmer #1, with some help from family members.
I think Little Farmer #2 (on the right side) thinks the chicken coop is his own little fort.
The residents of Double S Farms, my mother, sister and brother-in-law, are transplanted Californians like myself. They moved to Arizona a few years ago and just love it here. According to my sister, if you had told her 5 years ago that she would be living in Arizona, away from Southern California and the ocean, and be living on a small ranchette, raising fruit trees, vegetables and getting ready for chickens AND loving it....she would have said you were crazy. But they do love living in Arizona and all that it has to offer.
Future Nesting Boxes
The chicken coop is almost finished. My husband is going over today to help them finish up the coop. You can see the ramp that the chickens will climb up and the nesting boxes.
Little Farmer #2 is ready for the chickens.
In a couple of weeks, six chicks will take up residence. There will be no rooster since the family already have their own alarm clocks and don't want to irritate the neighbors.
I can hardly wait for fresh eggs...
I will post more as the chicken coop is painted and finished and of course, when the chickens arrive.
*I am spending today at a community Green Fair as part of a landscape discussion panel. I am excited to post about it next week.