Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Slow but steady

I did manage to get a couple of hours off this afternoon.  It was a glorious, sunny day.  I SO wanted to plant out my tomatoes but I refrained.  Instead, V and I continued to work on the coop. We worked on the joist hangers for the roof.  We're now set for the rafters to go in, frame the interior wall and put on the roof.  Not as fast as I would like it to be going, especially with rain forecast for the weekend.  I was ready to work more but V was done.  He has been working so hard lately that his arms/shoulders are about ready to give out.
But here is why we are working ourselves into the ground:
The little girls (and guy?)
 And the big girls:
"Hey, are you going to open this door or not?"
The little ones are already starting to get a bit crowded.  It's not too bad yet but in another week or so we'll have to do something different.  But that's in the future...  


  1. How cute! They are growing that's for sure! I like the little black one and the 2 with stripes on their backs!...debbie

  2. It kind of takes all the fun out of a project when you have to do it "under the gun," doesn't it? But once you have finished it, and the chickens are all installed, you'll have such a great feeling of accomplishment. Hang in there. You're making great progress!

  3. Erin- aren't they! It's amazing how much they have grown in just a few weeks.
    Debbie- one of the ones with the stripes is supposed to be our rooster. We THINK it's the one with the darker stripes (and no eyeliner!)
    Mama Pea- yeah, it does. It wouldn't be so bad if we weren't staring down the barrel of a forecast of 5 days of rain. Rain on exposed OSB isn't a good thing. The other major complicating factor is that V is supposed to have his book manuscript finished by the end of the month. I had wanted to get started much sooner than this but V dragged his feet and didn't do the bits of planning that he was supposed to do and we got way behind. sigh...


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