Woodworking Skills

One of my goals for the new year is to develop a number of hard skills, including woodworking. I have been wanting get a treadle feeder (example) for the chickens I will someday have (hopefully, maybe), but they are rather expensive.

My solution? Build one!

The problem is, I don't have the skills to do that. Yet. Hence, the New Year Goal of developing woodworking skills.

I learn best by doing, so when my old plastic worm bin broke in half I decided to take advantage of a learning opportunity by building a new one from scrap wood.

Here are some pictures from the project.

Cutting the pieces with a snow saw...

The building begins!

Stacked sections with wire flooring

Adding bedding, food, and worms

Finished bin next to plastic worm bin

The addition of chickens to the homestead  is still on hold. I thought they were already legal in my area because so many of my neighbors have chickens, but apparently they are not. I am currently trying to rally support to get our ordinances changed to allow small backyard flocks. 

If you are in the area or just want to show some support, join our group on FB, thanks!

South Ogden Chicken Fans