The Building of the Chicken Coop

Our adorable chicks are ready to be living outside 24/7. They have grown their adult feathers and are ready for more freedom. We started with building a large 6’ X 16’ X 8’ run, and using their smaller, chick coop inside that.  We predator proofed the entire run; the walls, with boards to cover up and reinforce the staples. The […] Continue Reading

Horse Sleepover and swimming with Kristin and Keiya

Britt took Remy for three days to Clarington to spend some time with Britt’s Friend Kristin and their horses! The trails and obstacle course were so much fun and Remy handled them wonderfully. We took them swimming on Saturday and they went so deep they were actually swimming in the lake! I have always waned to go swimming with my […] Continue Reading

Sand Ring Construction Started – Fencing; Part 3

Nick and Britt’s dad, Scott helped put all the fence posts in the ground . What a time consuming and difficult task! Thankfully, they get them all done around the area . The corner and gate posts were double reinforced with concrete in the base, as well as braces in the corner. Britt painted all the posts black. Nick and […] Continue Reading

Sand Ring Construction Started – Footing; Part 2

The calvary of footing has arrived. Nick on the dozer has kept things going very smoothly. A layer of clay for a base and drainage. Followed by medium grade sand for the top. We spent many weeks researching the best footie mixture for our ring! The round pen is footing is done, too!

Sand Ring Construction Started – Levelling; Part 1

The bulldozer arrived and we started levelling the ground for our new 220’ X 80’ sand ring! Nick is a pro on the bulldozer, and had it perfectly levelled in no time, with the proper drainage as well (invisible to the naked yet).  Next step: Footing