We left for the car show in snow and came home to sunshine. Look at those legs!!! We arrived home Monday morning and got right to work
Martin got right to it. Cut it out grind it out.
Now for the special touch. Automated chickie door.
The next project was to build the roosts. Martin nailed it.
On this day we had the best spring weather. We couldn’t work fast enough. It felt good not to be confined by coats, gloves and hats.
As it became dark our beautiful day came to a end.
We always check on the girls before we go night night. The house still needs a door before we can set them free.
As we walked back to our house to see the light coming through the bottle wall it was just so special. Can’t wait to have time to do the rest of the bottle wall in the house.
It’s another beautiful day. In no time we had the chickie house door built and hung.
As Martin was busy building the framing for the brooder.
As the day ends Kari was beat. Chickie watching is exhausting.
After our visit with Tim and Nancy they turned us on to an app called recipe keeper. I’ve been downloading my recipes and inputting the old ones. High altitude cooking is different so I’m still learning.
This build has been so much fun. Our Fed Ex driver told Martin to keep me off Pinterest!!!
Martin cut some small plastic pieces on the laser to keep the straw in.
We installed the batten detail on the walls and painted them up. The vision is coming together.
As the chickies learn their new home the first night we found them in a corner hiding (huddling) together. We scooped them up and put them in the house. Second night they were on the ramp right by the door. Third night three made it in and three didn’t. We scoop them up and put them away. Fourth night they all made it in safely…… that was a learning curve. Three more nights they all made it in safely. Then last night there was one Rotten Egg. I didn’t see her hiding in the corner, I left the coop then I hear peep peep peep. I swear she said, “ momma momma momma”. I turned around to see her running toward the coop gate. I scooped her up. Calmed her down a minute then put her inside with her sisters. Always well that ends well.
We ran to the local hardware store to get some pvc. Look what happened. Peep, peep, peep. Yep we took 6 home.
Yep saw this on Pinterest. Not quite enough pieces but close. It works great.
Start of a new day the girls need some cute windows. Martin cut the flowers on the laser, I painted them up and Martin installed them.
With a lot of projects almost complete here was another item on the wish list. Tunnel Toy!!!
First we had to find a stump piece big enough. We had to bale wire it around to keep from breaking.
After the carving was complete we added a dead wood tree and the tunnel toy. Just so cute.
With a few ideas left to do we call it a night.
Till next time…..