1. Feeding Chickens Compost


    September 23, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    I’ve played with this a little in the past.  Sure, some of the conversation is weird, but the base of …
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  2. Progress on the Ice Shack Chicken Coop


    September 18, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel


    Just a few pictures from my work over the past few weeks. Before: After: I got the roof decking on …
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  3. Our First Chicken in Maine

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    September 6, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel


    One of the more heartbreaking things we had to do in Colorado was get rid of my daughter’s prized rooster, …
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  4. Something is Rotten in the Shed


    September 4, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel


    ….and it isn’t one of those easy answers, like a woodchuck or something dead. This is the shed.  At one …
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  5. What is a Homestead Without Chickens?


    August 29, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel


    One of the hardest things about leaving Colorado was abandoning our chickens.  If you don’t think backyard chickens are a …
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  6. A Farm on 30 Acres


    August 28, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel


    We bought a farm on 30 acres here in Maine and moved in a two weeks ago.  Half of it …
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  7. Checking In


    July 12, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    It’s been over a year since my last update.  Lots of changes since then.  No rabbits.  No chickens.  No Happy …
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