Hello Blackhaven family. It’s been a little over a year since we’ve started this journey; and what a year it has been.
In the span of just one year, we’ve managed to acquire and raise 6 laying hens. We’ve just recently added 4 more to the mix. I’ve manufactured a chicken coop and raised garden beds from all reclaimed material. We were successful in growing, harvesting, and preserving (canning) our own produce and are continuing the cycle by composting; using the chickens' waste, table scraps, and other organic material to create the rich soil to do it all over again this year. All right here, at a home on the South Side of Chicago.
Along with learning how to become more self-sufficient, (through constant trial and error, of course) we also purchased the 40 Acres that we set out acquire, last April 12th. This came much faster than I could’ve ever imaged. BUT, as is everything else, It’s all been trial and error.