Work in progress

Busy times here at Seven Trees Farm, but no dramatic pictures or videos. We have eggs in the incubator, seeds under grow lights, fruit trees in blossom, and a chore list growing by leaps and bounds. One thing we are tackling is the transformation of goat shed to hen house. The process has taken about 8 years, and it was fun to look through the various blog posts and photo albums to find these pictures.

Posts going in, April 2006
Posts going in, April 2006
Roof and siding girts on, May 2006
Overhang and sidewalls added from 2007 - 2013
Overhang and sidewalls added from 2007 – 2013

Another view…

Basic run-in shelter, May 2006
Basic run-in shelter, May 2006
Adding space, May 2007
Adding space, May 2007

 

Hen house, May 2013 edition.
Hen house, May 2013 edition.

We’ve made changes in other areas too. Goats, Dexter cattle, and Gemini, our 11h Shetland pony, all fit fine in this little outbuilding, but Kate needed a bit more headroom.

Looking east, March 2006
Looking east, March 2006
Looking east, May 2013
Looking east, May 2013

The hedgerow at the south end of the property is starting to provide shade and habitat.

Looking south, April 2006
Looking south, April 2006
Looking south, May 2013
Looking south, May 2013

Back in 2005, Seven Trees Farm was just a real estate listing, with a few pictures on the realty’s website.

Looking a bit neglected, April 2005
Looking a bit neglected, April 2005
April 2006
April 2006

 

Making ourselves at home, May 2013
Making ourselves at home, May 2013

We’ll share more pictures as other projects come along. Right now we’re working on the hen house interior, adding a grow-out pen for babies, and two breeding pens for our New Hampshire and Oliver experiments. Nevel a dull moment 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Work in progress”

  1. Some significant changes there. It is fun to look back at pictures and how things change. We forget where we come from and need to stop and take a look back to appreciate our efforts.

    1. Blogging about the same place for a good stretch of years has been helpful *and* entertaining. Sometimes I forget just how many crazy ideas we’ve tried, or what a blank slate we tackled bacak then.

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