It Is Finished!


The new coop/chicken run is finally finished! Of course, there are a few minor details that demand attention. However, all of the important details are done.

Upon the last screw spun into place, Margaret and I celebrated.


This Oregonian sparking wine from Argyle was properly balanced between crisp, tart, dryness and apple-sweetness. So befitting the joyous completion of this agrarian project. See, even Edie and Henny demonstrate their approval.


Now that this is finally done, I can now find a ship to work until Summer. Scuttlebutt says that tomorrow’s job-call should have something for me. I’m third from the top of the shipping-list for those with full seniority. By Saturday night, I could be gone. Wow. At least the coop is finished.

In the coming week or two, our Buff Orpingtons, Daisy and Golda, will be transitioned out of doors to join Edie and Henny. Here’s Henny attaining one-ness with a potted plant.


Here’s Golda and Daisy in the brooder box. No sense in trying to describe which is which, as that’s always difficult with twins.


Last, but not least, is Tuppence.


That pic is from a few days ago. It’s always dangerous to take Tups out for a stroll. You can always expect her to shoot a poop the moment she gets excited.


Which explains the towel. Rhode Island Reds are typically high-strung. Nervous Nellies. Oh well…

Once Golda and Daisy join Edie and Henny, the plan is to move Tups into the brooder box in the garage. That way, she will get a chance to harden her feathers for living out of doors. After a week or so, we hope to have Tups joins the rest of the flock. At the same time, we are also considering tossing in a Black Australorp as an “odd-body” to keep Tups company. We’ll see. That decision will probably be up to Margaret–if I get a ship tomorrow. Oh, the future!


About magdave

Two people passionate about the slow life of creating tasty food in our little kitchen, with the help of our greenhouse, the garden patches
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