I got a lot done today. I picked up the last two big logs out front and put them on my pole pile. Then I started working on the chicken coop. I actually finished shoveling it out and laying down clean wood shavings by supper time. I put the bedding in the garden boxes, around the blackberries, and around the rhubarb. The chickens were very nosy about what I was doing inside the coop and were under my feet most of the time. I opened the coop window and aired it out well -- I needed to after I took the broom and swept all the cobwebs from the rafters. Talk about dusty! The new wood shavings on the floor and in the nest boxes smell great. I get a lot of pleasure from having a clean chicken coop. I am going to go through my fabric bin and make a nice curtain to hang in front of the nest boxes, and a dark thermal one to hang over the big window to act as a solar curtain. I read about solar curtains in a little book about easy solar projects I bought from Knowledge Publications called Sunshine to Dollars. The coop should stay nice and warm this winter now that I have the leaf bags stacked up around the outside, too. The bags don't go all the way up the outside walls -- just half-way -- but I think what is there is enough of a wind barrier and insulation. I was hoping to get the last of the garlic, potato onions and shallots planted, but I finished with the chicken coop too late. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow -- is another day. Thanks Goodness for Indian Summer!
I wandered around the dashboard and discovered that missing Followers is an outstanding issue that Google is working on so I will try to be patient. I did have Friend Connect working briefly, but I saw that it, too, was missing when I logged on, so I deleted it and put the Followers widget back on. I hope they fix the bug soon.
Working outside feels so good. I will miss the outdoors when the deep snows come.