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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.


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


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…


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)


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.


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.

from The Homesteading Hippy


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


100 Best Castle Photographs

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England... ... 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.