Category Archives: DIY

DIY Cold Frame Using Straw Bales

When we moved to the Kings Valley area, we knew we’d have some challenges ahead. The Willamette Valley is a gardener’s dream, save the dry summers – but we’re several hundred feet higher and in a bit of a climactic … Continue reading

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Making Sausage!

Here at Birdsong Farm we raise pastured poultry and domestic rabbits. Our ducks are born on grass, live their lives eating grass, fermented grains and garden waste and entertain us with their beauty and silly tactics. Our chickens have never … Continue reading

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Farm Gates

When one constructs a fence, one must provide access through said fence. A good garden/farm gate is sturdy, large enough for people or vehicles to pass through, opens/closes easily and most importantly: keeps critters out or in. Gates can of … Continue reading

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Building a Rabbit Tractor from Scrap Materials

We built our chicken tractor/coop from scrap metal found in the barn and old 1x3s taken off our old roof during repairs, so you’d expect me to do more scrounging when it came to my next small project: a rabbit … Continue reading

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