• LeyShaw Homestead

    Nancy Drew and the Case of Cursed Chicken Tractor

    It has been a while since my last chicken tractor status update. Mostly because nothing has really happened. Work was already slow due to the heat and then Hurricane Hanna hit Corpus and we were received about two weeks of intermittent rain. At one point it rained so hard that we accumulated four inches of rain in six hours. It finally stopped last weekend on Sunday. We went out to work on the tractor again and about an hour in, the Fella pulled a muscle in his back. (See why I think this chicken tractor might be cursed?) We are reaching a point where most of the work is ideally…

  • Dig Dig for Victory,  LeyShaw Homestead

    Two Weeks Gone: Bawkingham Palace Build

    Bawkingham Palace is proving to be probably one of the most overly-built John Suscovich Chicken Tractors in existence. I would hesitate to call this chicken tractor “stress free.” It has been reasonably “low stress,” but not “stress free.” We brought it on ourselves, or rather I brought it on us. I am, however not without my reasons; as outlined in the last post. All things considered, it looks really sharp. We had some issues with the back end, due to some twisted wood. That is a short coming of having materials delivered; you can’t pick through the stack to find the best pieces. Monday: This was kind of a bust.…

  • Dig Dig for Victory

    It’s Been One Week: Bawkingham Palace Build

    On Tuesday morning, a pile of chicken tractor pieces arrived at our house. It was mostly the pieces that we just couldn’t fit in the Fit. I love my car, but it has limitations. It is limited to 8 foot sections of lumber and 10 foot pieces of pvc pipe. Anything bigger than that: 2x4x10s, 2x4x12s, sheet goods, we have to have delivered or get a truck. We were planning to rent a truck and pick up all our supplies on June 26th. And then Covid-19 spiked in Houston. After a week of the numbers getting worse and the baby pullets getting bigger, we decided our best bet was to…