These photos were taken with my BlackBerry and the ones that are blurry are because Speck was yanking on my arm. The BlackBerry really takes decent pictures.
It’s coming along and I am optimistic that the chickens will be in it before winter! Seriously, I hope they’ll be in it by mid-June. Some guy is coming over to do some work on the barn and house and he’s going to put the shingles on the roof. Pretty much everything else can be done pretty quickly, I think. The windows are in but still need chicken wire over them; the laying boxes need the door over them; the whole thing needs to be painted. According to Accuweather, our monsoon season may be over, though we could have a few thundershowers this weekend.
Vince is putting a solar panel on top for a light and hopefully it will run a heat light in the winter if needed. But, the solar panel isn’t necessary right away.
As much as I wanted chickens, if I’d had any idea how difficult it was going to be to get this darned coop built, I would never have asked for chickens.
The garden isn’t going to happen this year. I’ve given up hoping for that. Not the least of what didn’t happen is a fence. This is what’s all through the area where the garden would have been.
I surely wouldn’t mind having a big buck in my freezer but that isn’t going to happen either. The Amish store opens this weekend and I’ll have to get my veggies from them for another year and hope for a garden of my own in 2010.