Crow’s Nest: Sunday Sunrise

August 30, 2015

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

The days are getting shorter and the hour when I open the chicken coop is getting closer to the start of day. This is the view today, looking across at the cornfield.


Crow’s Nest’s 620 acres includes about 180 that are leased farmland, a rotation of field corn, soybeans, winter wheat and rye, and hayfields. That’s not including the handful of acres devoted to prescribed grazing for habitat improvement and a winter pasture used to support the steers when they are not working the habitat areas. Nor does it include the yard where our chickens range.