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Re: Yard work/homeowner stuff thread
« Reply #105 on: March 01, 2018, 05:29:16 PM »

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I have to bury a chicken this morning.


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Re: Yard work/homeowner stuff thread
« Reply #106 on: March 01, 2018, 06:40:06 PM »

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I have to bury a chicken this morning.



RIP Chick. You were loved.
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Re: Yard work/homeowner stuff thread
« Reply #107 on: March 01, 2018, 08:54:48 PM »

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I have to bury a chicken this morning.



RIP Chick. You were loved.

We've probably had 20 something chickens over the years.  This is the first we've given a space of honor in the woods behind our yard.  "Lucky" was the sole survivor of a gory attack on our coop a few years back.  She managed to re-integrate with a couple more groups of chickens.  Her secret was always taking the highest roost position at night.  Never the top of the pecking order, but she had a keen sense for survival.

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Re: Yard work/homeowner stuff thread
« Reply #108 on: March 02, 2018, 07:52:42 AM »

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Our metrowest town is classified as an "agricultural community" which means there is a low bar to having animals or starting a farm.  We could have chickens and goats pretty easily and might do something like that someday when I have the time (retirement).

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« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2018, 12:19:26 AM »

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Our metrowest town is classified as an "agricultural community" which means there is a low bar to having animals or starting a farm.  We could have chickens and goats pretty easily and might do something like that someday when I have the time (retirement).

Chickens are very low maintenance, and the eggs are awesome.  Plus they chomp down all of your leftover food and turn it into more food or fertilizer, which is pretty cool.

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« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2018, 09:28:46 AM »

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NBA season is over, and the off-season speculation is a bit tiresome, so I'm reigniting this thread.

Anybody else working on their yard/garden this spring/summer?  I've spent the last two weekends planting perennials and spreading mulch on the beds.  The hard part is pulling the weeds BEFORE spreading mulch.  In some areas, I've also dug out the old mulch that has turned into ugly dirt. 

This is all backbreaking work, but at least I'm getting exercise and fresh air.  I do pay for a lawn maintenance company to do the feeding and other treatments, but I mow it myself.  We generally avoid lots of chemicals in the yard, but unfortunately we recently had to get a treatment done for gypsy moths.  I would go out in the yard and literally hear them chewing.  It sounded like a light rain.  Very disturbing.  They were threatening to chew up all our deciduous trees and we have many that are 50+ year old giants. 

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« Reply #111 on: June 26, 2018, 09:38:37 AM »

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finally got rid of 90% of the dollar weed overtaking my yard.

all these nights of east coast rain storms is growing a beautiful yard once again.