Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chickwagon, Chickmower, Chicktiller

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.

This Chickwagon which the Holy Ghost Inspired me to design is something which is impressing me more as time goes by as I notice new features in it, that I had not expected which I could exploit.

It is light enough that in flat nice areas which most of you would have, it can be pulled and rolled by myself. It is about light enough that I can move it over just by lifting and dragging a corner. That helps as I do not have steering on it, just the wheels to move it.

What I am enjoying this autumn is I moved this in back of Mom's house where the grass is not mowed, and being Russian bromus grass, it is thick and a problem. The chickens though in just a few days destroy the area pretty well to scorched earth from a jungle.
It is the ultimate green mower, as the chickens do all the work.

The one drawback are the flies, but I am wondering if it "was a fly year", because I was listening to two old women in the second hand store and one was talking about all the flies. I have never seen flies like we had this year, and they were around into November. I hope it is a sign of warm winter.........although I have seen Canadian Redpolls and Juncos early, which makes me frown, as Redpolls usually never appear here unless Canada sucks in being cold.
They came last year early too, but left, so I do not know what that is about with HAARP now either.

I really want to experiment with this in a garden, not for cleaning up, but for fertilizing and when chickens dust, they dig holes. I would think that it would be a win win. I of course need a digger or rototiller, as I think that it being dug deep would please the chickens, and allow them to root around like pigs in turning the soil over and incorporating poop into the mix.

The wind, and we do get wind here, pops this Chic