Monday, March 30, 2009

Time to Take a Breather Yet?

Well, the first thing I want to do is post this video of our Sarah graduating from Southern Illinois University last May. It only took me this long to figure out how to upload it!



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Yesterday Tom took our soldier girl to the airport as she has to go back overseas. I can't wait for her to come home for good! I hope she had a good rest here. I have been really working hard on getting the chicken coop ready for the chickens. They are almost fully feathered and boy, I will NEVER brood chickens in the house again! What a mess! I built two new doors for the chicken coop and checked it all over for "snake" or other varmint entrance points. I think I did a good job on the doors. They are nice and heavy and will keep the wind out. I have to make two more nest boxes, a feeder, and two feeder stands. Eddy helped me lay down three bags of wood chips, so when I put them out in the coop I think the chickens will be very happy. Tom added a third roost for me, too.

I also when and talked with my neighbor, Larry, (the sawyer) about getting wood for the skid. I'll have to wait two weeks for it, but I think the chicks will do all right in the coop for the time being. I am going to keep them in the basement until this next winter, er spring?, storm is past. We are supposed to get 4-7" of new snow starting late tonight. The temperature today is supposed to get in the mid- 40's so I will try to finish getting the fence up. I will post some pictures as soon as I can. Have to run. Talk to you soon!

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