Posts Tagged Farm

Hinkle Farm Tiny House

So many of you know about the Tiny Lake House, I think it is my favorite Tiny Houses to date, but this one might be in the running.  Not surprisingly it is built by the same architect  Broadhurst Architects which has hit another home run with this one.  The house features their signature all glass garage style door, opening out to the most gorgeous vista.  With the fall colors it reminds me of living in New Hampshire when I was a child.  The house is simple, but has a very honest quality to it.  The garage door opens out to a porch to take advantage of the outdoors, I would just love to be able to sleep in a comfy bed with the door open (maybe add a bug screen) on a warm summer night.

Baby Chicks

So about 2 years ago I started a long term goal of mine: to gradually grow most of my food on my own.  Today I am taking a huge step, I am adding animals!  I just picked up 6 Rhode Island Reds baby chicks!  I have built a coop for them when they get a bit older, but for now here is a quick video in their new home.

I choose this breed of chickens because they are known for laying large eggs frequently, which is what I primarily want them for.  They don’t get broody, generally quieter, aren’t too jumpy.  The other upside is that they do pretty well as a meat chicken in the event that I have to do so.  This is kinda a big step in the process that I am working on and I hope I am doing it right!  Anyway, there is more to come on the chicks in the coming weeks.