We picked up some chicks

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20130117-210100.jpg We drove out to shady oaks manor off the Backbone and picked up 4 new chicks: 2 leghorns and 2 Rhode Island reds.

Shady oaks has a good looking set up with a number of healthy looking birds

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We talked with Rick, the owner, and he showed us his greenhouse with an aquaponics system.

20130117-234618.jpgThe back right corner is the fish tank and the other 3 walls are planters, each one a little higher than the rest so that gravity carries water down and the last one empties into the ground where it is piped under the greenhouse and pumped back into the fish tank.

He had it running on a solar panel storing energy in these batteries.

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