Winter Housing

How do you justify the money and time put into building a Greenhouse/Hoop-house? We couldn’t justify the purchase with only growing vegetables seasonally. By only growing vegetables, the greenhouse would have sat vacant all winter and not produced any income, you could say that our priorities were backwards. We wanted something that would house our animals over winter, and the vegetables became a second thought. This is only our first season using this greenhouse, but it is already significantly warmer inside as opposed to out. Once we move our laying flock in to roam the ground beneath the rabbits, scratching, pecking, and providing manure, we can only imagine the warmth the compost breakdown will provide! We initially put in 12 inches of wood chips and will continue to add as it becomes soiled. Excited to see what it looks like this spring!

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