Most of you know my M.O. by now. When I’m working on projects I cannot show, there’s little discussion about quilting on the blog. I am quilting . . day and night . . non-stop. But, it’s all projects I cannot share. So, just trust me, ok?
Since we can’t talk about quilting . . why don’t we talk about . . let’s see . . what?? Maybe the chickens!!!!!!
Remember when we last spoke, Vince had rigged up a tarp that was going to keep the sun and rain off their temporary wooden crate.
Well, this setup didn’t quite make it through the storm that came through about 7 a.m. Friday morning. Don’t feel bad for the chickens though . . we sprang a leak inside the house too. It was quite a storm! There’s a tremendous amount of serious damage all around us – TV tower is down for the Joplin TV station, power still out in some areas of Joplin and Pittsburg. Sadly, there were at least two deaths in a tornado east of here. We’re feeling pretty lucky that our little town was spared.
Vince made some renovations to the wooden crate.
Is it just me or is my chicken crate beginning to look like an outdoor toilet?? Our temps are going to drop back down into the mid 40’s tonight and for the next couple of nights so the chickens either have to come back into the basement garage or they have to have a light on them. I voted for a light on them. In fact, what I really said is . . they can freeze but they are NOT coming back inside. I didn’t really say that but I do not want them back in the basement garage.
So, Vince cut the hole in the top of the box, set up his old tripod and put the light on them.
The chickens are kinda like me . . they don’t like the dark. They’re much happier with the light on but . . girls, I hate to be the one to tell you this . . as soon as it gets warmer, the light is out! Permanently! Get used to the dark! What’s there to be afraid of, anyway? Hmmm . . maybe this is a discussion to be had with someone besides me.
Vince took off half a day and worked on the chicken coop. Vince is such a hard worker. I’m definitely not handy with a hammer, a saw and nails but I have to admit . . I do not understand how Vince works.
Why is the coop tilted? I guess so he could reach things with the ladder but wouldn’t it be easier if it weren’t tilted? I don’t know . . he doesn’t tell me how to quilt so I’ll try to keep my mouth shut about the coop.