We're transforming our raw land in a rain forest area of Hawaii into something useful and productive. Occasional forays into the joys and perils of teaching and raising teens may take place.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Beautiful morning, happy animals...
Decided to take the camera around on my rounds today. The sun is mostly shining - hopefully, it will dry up the puddles from two nights of pounding rain.
Temporary inside housing for adolescent hens. This and the recycled feed scoops go a long way to explain the "Hapless", but hey, we're all happy.
Well, you can barely see it, but we put up a five strand electric fence to enclose about 2000 square feet for the sheep to mow down.
Muddy small sheep yard next to barn. Elvis is sticking his nose over the gate checking out what I am doing.
Another make-do-with-what-we-have animal shelter option: we turned an old satellite dish over to keep Puueo and I'o away from the chickens, and used an old tarp to block the wind.
Fruit trees: citrus of various kinds and an avocado.
Catchment tanks. We collect the rain off our roof and run it through filters to supply the animals and the house.
Clouds rolling in over the back pasture. You can see how muddy it is right at the entrance to the run in for the horses.
We used to live in this cabin, and added the barn extension later. The plywood is blocking off the old car port, which did a turn as a horse run in shelter, also. The cedar portion is where the original cabin was. This became the kitchen and bathroom when we added to the cabin. When we took down the addition, we used the roofing and the walls to extend out to the barn.
I need to weed, obviously, but here is an anthurium that is growing in my bed near the house.