Now, that may not seem like a big deal. But, I often feel totally incompetent in construction beside V's expertise. So to build something all by myself, from deconstructing the counter crates, planning, measuring, using the radial arm saw and building it felt really good.
This is a freestanding- well, leaning, roost. It will lean up against the wall in the coop and it's easily moveable when it's clean out time.
And, no, I didn't leave it over the office door in the shop....
But V finished the framing on the walls. Tomorrow afternoon we will put up the rafters and hopefully get a roof on soon. We're under a time crunch (what's new!) Thursday is kind of a bust since I13 has his final band concert of the year that evening. Friday, J17 is in a play at school and it's supposed to start raining again for the weekend (and I work Saturday). I'm going to see if I can take a few hours of vacation time tomorrow afternoon- if it is reasonably calm at work- so we can have a few more hours to work before it gets dark.
Here's the last (south) wall. This wall will have two windows and the chicken door.
We still need to get supplies (mainly fencing and roof panels) for the run but the girls can go into the big coop even without outside access right away.
Now, I'm tired. Work and then working at home is getting to me. Work hasn't been too bad but I had a student start with me this week and that is always exhausting because everything seems to take twice as long because I have to explain it all. But she seems like she'll be a great student. Good thing, since she'll be with me until mid August.