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A local small farm CSA in Virginia wants to renovate two large chicken coops into high tunnels that will grow year round organic food.
A local small farm CSA in Virginia wants to renovate two large chicken coops into high tunnels that will grow year round organic food.
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Starting on chicken coop #2 - it's a lot of poop!

Posted by Paul Phillip Meyer, VA Veg. Co. (Creator)
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Hello Everyone,

The new school year is starting and so is the removal of chicken poop in my second coop! I have started to drain it out some and hopefully I will be able to get tractor assistance on scooping it all out and composting it in a large nearby pile outside.

I sold my beloved lemon of a car to pay for some forward rent and a large amount of soil to put into this coop. I also purchased a good amount of seed so crossing my fingers everything moves smoothly so I will have a large crop going into the fall and winter if I can just get all the manure out first! 

Blight has gotten to ALL of my tomatoes. Without the plastic top to keep them dry they will likely last maybe another month. I hope long enough to get at least to the end of September. 

If you are in the area I started a farm stand at the end of the farm road. It has been going well. I just need to get more to offer somehow.

Will update again with some transformation pictures of second chicken coop. With it possible some new chicks. However, I think I've decided against a goat unless it's a male. Milking equipment is quite expensive. So meat goats/cow would be more realistic (sorry vegetarians).

-Paul

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      Betty Lou Myers on

      I'm really enjoying your email updates, boy it's a rough road to the Top, but you're hanging in there, still offering my Best Wishes