Restoration is renewal, revival, or reestablishment. Early Spring grants us a time of renewal allowing (among other things) an opportunity to re-focus for the busy summer season. Our laying hens arrived last week from Polyface and our first step was filling the nesting boxes with hay. The kids and I so enjoyed the chance to  soak up the much prayed for sunny and warmer weather and to work together again outdoors.

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John has been busy prepping the brooder by replacing the tarp lining the bottom and sides of the structure as well as flushing and re-working the watering system we have in place for the chicks. Next step–sawdust.



“Restore us to yourself, O Lord that we may be restored!” Lamentations 5:21

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About Tammy Pedersen

Tammy is married to John Pedersen, manager of Briarmoore and Grass Stain Tour extraordinaire. She is blessed to be able to stay at home with her three children. When not busy with farming and homeschool, Tammy can be found with knitting needles or crochet hook in hand, reading or writing. Someday she hopes to combine her love of travel with mission work.
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11 Responses to Restoration

  1. Exciting! We are getting our replacement pullets in a few months!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Spring is always such a wonderful time to be working outdoors. One question, “Why the tarp on the floor of the brooder? Maybe easier to clean out later? I can hardly wait for our meat birds to arrive.

  3. Mom says:

    Great photos sweetie!

  4. Looks great! We too are LOVING the spring weather, which here in Buffalo means 20 degrees and sunny (But hey! The three feet of snow has melted so we’ll call it spring). We’re expecting a shipment of chicks too, but on a much smaller scale! We brood ours in bins in the laundry room 🙂 Love seeing kiddos having fun outside working!

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  6. Robin says:

    It’s still very much winter here in my corner of Maine. We still have two feet of snow but it’s beginning to melt with the days above freezing this week. It’s nice to see the setup for the chicks and be reminded that spring really is going to get here. I never thought of putting down a tarp. I’m going to do that with the next batch of chicks. Thanks for sharing that!

  7. Winter is my favorite season because this season lets me buy new clothes.