The Big Project, Part 8
As the summer slowly flows into autumn --too slowly in North Florida-- progress has continued on the permaculture garden. The big additions include a run of chicken pens around the windmill to form the 'wall of death' for insects traveling toward the garden. These pens house birds that either lay eggs that grow into meat birds or birds that produce eggs for the table. In total, there are eight of these breeder pens; four on each side of the windmill. I also added bluebird houses and a large bat house to keep down the insect population. And, I've started building raised bed gardens out of some abandoned retaining wall bricks.
The chicken pens and its residents:
The bat house; it stands on a 21' pole and can house about a thousand bats:
And the unfilled raised beds: