Austin

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Name: Austin Sieger
Date registered: July 27, 2012

Latest posts

  1. The Rewards of Homesteading Raising Goats — January 16, 2015
  2. My recent homeschool knifetti shop project — May 18, 2014
  3. Hiking and Antler Hunting — February 9, 2014
  4. Our New Horse — January 22, 2014
  5. My 1955 Willy Utility Wagon Project — January 22, 2014

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  1. Maybe a cabin on stilts or a stilt house?? — 6 comments
  2. Building my tree house or is it a cabin? — 5 comments
  3. Mountain Boy Journals 30 Days of Thankfulness – Day 7 — 2 comments
  4. Mountain Boy Journals 30 Days of Thankfulness – Day 8 — 2 comments

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Jan 22

My 1955 Willy Utility Wagon Project

Willy Utility Wagon - Mountain Boy JournalsI have an ongoing project that I would like you to be a part of.  We had friends over and to my surprise he offered me his vehicle.   I instantly said yes and thanked him for the vehicle.

It is still at our friend’s house because we have a lot of snow and ice back here on our lane and we won’t be able to pick it up for a bit.  We have worked out a deal – in place of paying him for the vehicle I will be helping him clear his new piece of property and working off the payment that way.

It had been a while since we were up to his property that I could see the vehicle, but my Mom had a picture so I got to see what it look like again.  The first time I saw it I thought it was so cool, it is an old jeep.

I can’t wait to get it and fix it up so it looks new and I am going to paint it camouflage. It is pretty cool.  I just figured out that it has a stick shift.   I will have to learn to drive a stick shift and it might have hand crank window wipers.

Once I get it back here in the wilderness, I will be taking the before pictures and I will be doing videos of the work that I do to it.  So stay tuned for the project to start.  I am learning patience.

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Dec 30

What I’ve learned about my chickens

Mountain Boy JournalsWhen we got Gus, the guinea rooster, with the 8 hens that he was raised with we had no problems in the coop.  Gus protected the chickens and he would make noises so we knew that there was an animal or something that shouldn’t be there.

We purchased an additional 22 young chickens to add to our coop.  When we got the other chickens we were wondering why the chickens seemed to keep losing their feathers.  After changing their feed, checking them for mites or fleas and just keeping an eye on them we were stumped until a friend was visiting and happened to catch Gus in the act!

Mountain Boy Journals - The Ugly ChickensGus was pecking the feather from the other chickens.  He protected his original 8, but must have thought that the others were a threat to his girls.  So sadly, we had no choice we had to remove Gus from the pen with all the chickens and free range him.

Free ranging is a good thing, BUT it is not completely safe in our area because there are a lot of wild animals here like wolves, coyote bobcat, eagles, owls, raccoon, skunk and ermin.

Every day you could see him around the pen and  he was still trying to get the other chickens through the fence.  One night though my parents heard him carrying on.  They went out to see if there was anything there, but saw nothing. The next morning we found Gus laying underneath the truck where he had died from the attack of an owl.

Although we miss Gus, may he rest in peace!  The good ending to this story is – we learned what we should not do and our chickens are back to normal with ALL their feathers.

Mountain Boy Journals - Chickens

 

#raisingchickens #mountainboyjournals #offgridliving #wildernesssurvival

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Nov 22

Mountain Boy Journals 30 Days of Thankfulness – Day 21

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Day 21:  I am thankful for my tree house

because I can go to get away from

my homework fora little while.

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Nov 22

Mountain Boy Journals 30 Days of Thankfulness – Day 20

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Day 20:  I am thankful for the black chair’

because it is a nice to sit in and

a perfect to do my school work on.

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