Planning where to put everything and what to plant is very absorbing. Here's some quick tips for your planning. 1) Place the vegetable garden where it can get the most sun during the summer months. Vegetables just don't like too much shade. Make a no-dig garden by laying flattened cardboard on the ground to kill the grass and start building the garden on top. This way you avoid rototilling and digging and it don't disturb all those useful worms underneath. 2) Build the chicken coop so that it is predator proof. Hens quickly become pets and if your coop is predator proof you don't have to lay awake at night worrying about raccoons getting your hen. Also locate the coop close to your back door for easy egg collecting in all sorts of weather.
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