Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another coop update...almost finished!

The coop is getting much closer to being finished, all that's left is setting up a pull cord for the door, hanging the feeder, adding a perch, making a gate to access the back run area, adding some electrical so I can put in a heat lamp and warmer for their water, and lastly will be to do some landscaping around the coop, but that may not happen until next year




My wife is the artist in the family and gets all the credit for the door. We wanted to add something fun to the coop



Here are a couple of pics showing the back run area



I still need to add a gate here. This will allow for wheelbarrow access so I can clean up the area



If you look closely you will see I built two doors for the coop, one in the front and one on the backside. The idea is to allow access for us through the front. When we are not home the girls can stay safe within the fenced in coop and when we are home I can open the backdoor and let them out into the back run area.


This hatch will allow me to clean out the inside of the coop


And I added two doors for the nest box


I also picked up some cheap linoleum, I am hoping the will make it easier to clean!




so I still have a few things left to do, but have made a lot of progress, it has been a fun project and good learning experience!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dracaena Marginata Plant aka Madagascar Dragon Tree.

Madagascar Dragon Tree....I just love that name. We went over to our friends new house last weekend to watch football and saw this beauty out on the deck. When I asked about whether or not they were going to start bringing it in at night because of the threat of frost they told me they were not because they just did not have a spot for it. After years of tending to it at their old house they were either going to find a new home for it or let it die.....well I couldn't let that happen so I some how fit it into my little economy car and brought it home that day. I am still trying to find the right spot for it myself, currently it has taken up residence in my half bathroom. It's still in rough shape from neglect, but seems to be coming around. Hopefully it will bounce back over the next few weeks!




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

just hanging around

I spotted this guy just hanging around when I was cutting the grass....

Monday, September 5, 2011

Woodstock Fair, Woodstock, CT

We went to the Woodstock fair yesterday, it was my first time going, tons of food, a lot of animals, and watched a concert, overall it was a very good day!


video

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Can chickens fly?

I say yes...because we certainly didn't put her up there...thankfully she flew down on her own...but I definitely think I should add some netting to the roof of their run