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Our Net Zero house is finished and ready for new residents!
This Saturday the builders, Winsome Construction, will welcome visitors to tour and hear all about the finishes and features that make the house unique. It is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house. The master bedroom is on the main floor with back patio access & view. The kitchen and living room are open and bathed in plenty of natural light. The house is a 'smart' house with the capacity to connect to digital devices that allow you to monitor your home from afar.
Appetizers and wine will complement the ...
Wow - those goats can eat, and eat, and eat...! They've done a magnificent job of chowing down on the Himalayan blackberry, English ivy and, yes, the Japanese knotweed, too! Yay!
Rachel and Bill McCollum have been very busy working to keep one-step ahead of the goats' appetites putting up new stretches of fencing so that they can continually move the goats along as they eat - and to prevent them from munching on the trees!
Here's a short video of the goats moving from one area to the next: goats moving to bridge
They also set up a small 'petting zoo' ...
The goats from Yoder Goat Rental arrived yesterday evening! They'll be here helping to control the Japanese knotweed, Himalayan blackberry, and english ivy through this week. Pringle Creek Community is the first business in Salem to take advantage of the revised city ordinance allowing goats to graze in town for weed control.
Tomorrow Rachel and Bill, owners of Yoder goat rental, will set a few goats aside so that people can get up close, pet, and meet some goats! Come on out for a visit!
Check out this video: Goat arrival
Kids from 4-H visited Colleen this past weekend on Saturday to learn about chickens and growing food. The young, curious kids had a great time checking out our baby chicks, learning what they eat, how they live and play. The students also learned a bit about growing plants. They collected soil in pots and planted pumpkin seeds that they will transplant at home and use in the fall for Halloween. That's thinking ahead!