I found out that we will be going on a vacation for a week in August. Woo Hoo! A real vacation- away from home and construction and garden.
Every few years, we get together with all of V's family. Usually we go to the Outer Banks in North Carolina but this year we're doing something different. We're going NORTH! Way North- well, about as far north as some of you dear blog buddies live. We're going to Northern Minnesota (Rainy Lake area and Voyageurs National Park). This summer my MIL turns 80. She was originally from Mn (Baudette, Bemidji and then Cloquet) and wants to show her grandchildren where she grew up. So, we will, hopefully, be renting some cabins on the lake and having a fun time fishing, canoeing and battling mosquitos.
As usual when we travel, we will board the dog at our favorite local kennel. The cats we can have a friend stop in and feed every day or so. But the chickens... the chickens... Who can I trust to make sure my babies are fed and watered and have the eggs collected. I can't imagine that someone can come twice a day or more to let them out, close them up and check on them. Of course, if we ever finish the top of the run and make sure it's really, really predator proof we could probably chance leaving the pop door open overnight- it will be August and most likely hotter than the dickens so that shouldn't be a problem. But the food and water is an issue- water especially if it's really hot. And collecting eggs when it's hot. Hmm... I'll have to give this some thought and see who I can strong-arm.