the kids and I created a dome to house our chooks. That post appears here. The main gist of the moveable chook pen as per my first post is "The idea is to create a rotational complex of vegetable garden beds complete with nomadic chickens who do the work for you of digging, mulching, weeding and pest-controlling, in the process providing you with golden-yolked eggs and leaving behind them a fluffed up bed of nutrition in which to plant your vegetables".
Supposedly light enough for one person to move between garden sites, the dome also proved light enough to easily allow pig infiltration. With one pig invasion too many, the somewhat misshapen dome's final move saw it relocated to the dump.
My most obliging offsider, with some encouragement, then set about converting an old swing set into a new chook pen for me.
The rectangular pen easier to manoeuvre around the rectangular garden area. And so it is that finally we are back in production. Three garden beds currently planted out, with the chooks now working on Site 4 and possibly room for two more shifts, before it will be relocated back to Site 1.
With the installation of the rabbit-proof fence a couple of months back and that beautiful fall of rain over the weekend, things are looking up in the vege patch.
Keep at it girls. We've corn to go in next shift.