Brandi Hunter

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since Apr 01, 2018
North Western Alberta Canada zone 3a
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Opportunity for shared homestead in the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies    The goal.  To make the farm sustainable and provide market garden , pastured meat  in a food desert area. We are focused on permaculture and organic growing. Some of our future projects are building a new winter poultry coop (straw bale ) (2018 ) winter greenhouse with a compost pit heat capture system. (2019) Ideally situated between two cities. Forty minutes one way forty five the other.  

I am 54 retired female. I wanted out of the rat race. So when I retired I bought 160 acres. At that time I had my parents here as well as my four children. Sadly our fourth generation passed last year.  I now share my 3000 sq foot house with other like minded individuals. Presently we are breeding purebred heritage breed chicken and ducks. We sell hatching eggs, day olds , laying pullets and starter flocks. We sell handcrafted soap and bath products as well as vegetables and fruits.We are looking to expand into heritage breed pastured pigs and highland cattle. We have a saw mill and mill our own lumber.  I have a couple bedrooms open if you interested in trying the homestead life...or perhaps just reside in the rural countryside.

10 months ago
Darn I was hoping you would get back to us on your project. I am from Alberta in the foothills. I am looking at doing a chicken house straw bale construction. Trying to convince my son that we should cob it. Seen one project that they put a metal flashing ground up. Looked to be 18-24 inches.  But alas we can get 3 feet in a weekend. So we are not going to cob outside. But I wonder if the chicken would destroy it if I finished in cob inside. Or perhaps the humidity could be a factor. The thing I can't seem to get my head around is ventilation. Worried be to sealed and no oxygen equals dead chickens.  
10 months ago
I have raised compost worms for years. I just shred newspaper. Don't feed until the food is almost completely gone alternate where you place food so they always have a way to move away for example instead of trying to leave box. Make sure you have damp shredded newspaper on top. I also in addition wet down corrugated cardboard as my lid.
10 months ago