What a great time of year!
We are busy getting our gardens in and the chicken tractor, through many bumps and fixes is almost done. It's a good thing too because the chicks are getting big and need their home soon.
We painted the Port-a-coop this morning. It was supposed to rain after lunch so we hurried, but of course the skies are clear now. The kids and I did a pretty rough job but it turned out pretty good. We need a little more paint to finish and a small can of hunter green for the trim. Over all I am pretty pleased so far. It is looking good and is not going to be an eye sore. Being in a neighborhood you want something nice looking. I know I don't like looking at junk , and all my neighbors keep really nice yards.
The great news is, the chicks should be in their new home before weeks end! I should get a new picture of them to post. They are looking more chicken than chick like now. We are pretty sure that 2 are roosters because Frank saw them fighting rooster style the other day. We will have to find a home for 4 of them soon anyway. If Rachel was not so attached, I would just try my hand at butchering the roosters.... yeah, not going to happen.
|On the left is part of Frank's Amaranth field. The green in the boxes are our strawberries. Yum!|
|The 3 boxes in the back are our compost piles. The thing being built will be a shed at some point.|
Fence is going up around the garden.
|Cool looking isn't it! Waiting for paint and chicken wire.|
|One can of paint gone! I will be painting the trim green. But first it is ready for the chicken wire !|
|This is what we used. We will have to get a small can to do some touch ups.|
|Yes, we all came in spotted.|
|It will come off in the bath tub. It was worth it!|
Since it is not raining I am going to go put some more seeds in the ground and enjoy this beautiful weather!