Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

Archive for August, 2013

Aug
27

First Egg!

Posted by Theresa

First Egg!

Got our first egg! We suspect it was Little Shadow’s as she has been checking out the nest boxes lately. I put those plastic Easter eggs filled with sand in the nest boxes and it did the trick. Little Shadow is the top hen in the pecking order, so hopefully the others will follow her lead when they start laying and use the nest boxes too. Otherwise, I’ll have a daily egg hunt all around the farm to find the eggs.

Aug
26

Just a Group of Friends

Posted by Theresa

Dogs and chickens enjoying a hay pile

Dogs are predators and birds are prey. But here, just a group of friends enjoying a hay pile.

Aug
25

Beautiful Flowers at Sunrise

Posted by Theresa

Darby and sunflowers at sunrise

Darby, Shadow and I were up at dawn to the sound of a rooster crowing, coffee with the chickens, then took a walk to see these beautiful sunflowers at sunrise.

Aug
24

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!

Posted by Timm

Our rooster named “Road Runner” is crowing his cock-a-doodle-doo!

Aug
12

Transforming Fallen Tower into Compost Bins

Posted by Theresa

Anyone who knows me knows I get a kick out of taking something discarded, broken or unusable and turning it into something useful.  This joy is partly driven by my sustainability ethic.  Living a sustainable lifestyle includes not buying things you don’t need and repurposing what you have in a new way.  Sustainability from a farm perspective often includes having an integrated approach to managing the farm.  Integrated means taking a bi-product produced on one part of your farm and putting it to use elsewhere.

So, building a compost bin out of reclaimed wood is just the project for me!  Then, I can put the copious amounts of chicken poo, yard waste and table scraps into the bins and a few months later… Voila!  Gorgeous, nutrient-rich, loamy, black soil.  Nature at its best, taking a waste product and transforming it into something perfect.

 

Completed compost bins, made from lumber from a fallen down tower.

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Aug
09

Moving a Mobile Home

Posted by Theresa

In 2009, we bought some land that bordered our existing land at Little Wolf.  This new piece of land included a mobile home.  The mobile home was a 1992 24×48′ Peachtree double-wide, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  It was a really nice mobile home when the original owner bought it.  But then he rented it to some people who abused it and left it in terrible shape.   Here are a few pictures of how the renters lived and the condition in which they left the mobile home.

The outside of a very abused mobile home.

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    Little Wolf Nature Preserve is a private preserve located in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Southern Kentucky, USA.

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