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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Conversion: Step Two

Using the wood from the external panel of the house, we built a movable roost and nesting boxes. My personal goal is to use recycled products for the entire remodel process. So far we've managed to find plenty of used wood and hardware. As a side point, when you work with someone born in 1915 and who lived through the Great Depression and several wars, you get creativity and ingenuity around the practice of reduce, reuse, recycle.


For four chickens, I'd only need one nesting box but stacking the two saved on having a permanent ceiling mount. I can easily pull out the boxes and use the roost to clean the interior.
You read that right. The triangle side of the roost serves a double purpose. I can use it to push the manure, straw and wood chips out the opening and into the garden where I can spade it into the soil.

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