That was then. This is now.
Fifteen years ago, Skyhill Farm was a large house and in-ground pool, both badly in need of repair, on 15 acres of field and woods. Now, its renovated house and outbuilding loft have six sunny bedrooms and three bathrooms and the pool is used for irrigation.
We have completed five permanent structures for our hens: two barns (one doubling as a greenhouse), two smaller coops, and a large shed-roofed area for shade and hen dust-bathing. Our predator-proof housing has plenty of space, light, ventilation & temperature control.
We have solar panels on the main barn roof, piping for solar-heated water in the house, a root cellar, a 20x40 outbuilding for a cottage industry, several acres of woodland, and a field for grazing a few larger animals.