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Garden chicken run- place over a bed needing weeding and turning. Hens do the work and add a bit of fertilizer too.

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The chicken moat provides a clean edge around the garden, keeping down the migration of unwanted grasses, weeds and insects into our plot.

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Heeswijk Castle (Dutch: Kasteel Heeswijk) is a former moated castle near Heeswijk in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Originally built in the 11th century, the castle was restored in 2005. The original castle consisted of a motte erected in 1080. During the subsequent centuries this motte was reduced and in its place a castle was built. Heeswijk Castle has played a crucial role in the history of the Netherlands. Around the year 1600 Prince Maurits twice failed to take the castle…

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Love this coop and garden. Add a chicken moat and make sure the top of run is covered with a roof. Good access to run from garden and proper door access to coop (although would move to outside of run)

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Vorselaar Castle, Belgium - The castle De Borrekens at Vorselaar (near Herenthals) is a a medieval castle from the thirteenth century which was rebuilt in a neo-Gothic style in the nineteenth century, between 1866-1884. In the thirteenth century, it belonged to the Van Rotselaar family, who were stewards of the Dukes of Brabant. Surrounded by a moat, and guarded by fortified towers at the entrance, it is powerfully evocative of the late middle ages. The castle is still privately owned.

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Sunken Bridge This bridge across the moat of a historic Dutch fort leads visitors below the water’s surface without getting them wet. The Sunken Bridge is an access route to the Fort de Roovere, which is part of a line of 17th century defence structures.

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from The Homesteading Hippy

Permaculture

Interesteding in learning more about permaculture? Here's some great info about it and how to incorporate it in your homestead~The Homesteading Hippy

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from castlesandmanorhouses.com

100 Best Castle Photographs

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England... http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/photos.htm ... Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years' War. The castle is a Grade I listed building. It has been owned by The National Trust since 1925, when it was donated by Lord Curzon on his death.

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