Monday, April 6, 2009

Were gonna be chicken talkin if you want in

So in a couple of weeks we are gonna be facilitating a workshop at stone circles on how to build and use a chicken tractor- the flyer really says it all- but you know i've got to type something here:

Chicken Tractor Workshop

April 19th (Sunday) 10am-4pm
Facilitated by: George O'Neal of Lil' Farm in Hillsborough, NC


The Chicken Tractor/ Mobile Coop workshop will first consist of some basic discussion and information about benefits of mobile chicken coops, breeds/varieties, as well as management practices. In the second portion of the workshop we will work on constructing two types of mobile chicken coops. One will be a coop built on the top of a "pull behind" trailer with a vehicle hitch, used for egg layers. The second will be a smaller coop that services the backyard chicken owner, and the smaller homestead. Participants should bring work clothes to wear, and the Stone House will be providing a lunch for the workday.

The cost of the workshop will be on a sliding scale basis ranging from ($5-$15)
**Proceeds from this Workshop will benefit a local organic farmer with health care needs and medical costs.**

Please RSVP if you interested so we can plan accordingly

For more information contact Tahz at or call 919/304-5000.

Local Directions
From 15-501 South in Chapel Hill, or Main Street in Carrboro, get onto Highway 54 West. Go approximately 10 miles once you leave Carrboro. After you pass Stanford Road on the right, take the next right onto Mebane Oaks Road. (There will be a sign pointing to the left for "Saxapahaw" and a small sign for the Inn at the Bingham School.) Go 2.3 miles and make a right onto Nicks Road. We are the 4th driveway on the right, #6602. Look for the signs for The Stone House.

Take I-40 West and/or I-85 South towards Greensboro. Take exit 154/Mebane Oaks Road. Turn left and go exactly 6 miles and turn left onto Nicks Road. Fourth driveway on the right, #6602. Look for the signs for The Stone House!