It’s raining today (Sunday), so my destruction of the wood pile is on an “operational pause” for now. My buddy Jim from work will be here Saturday morning with the splitter. I don’t know how much wood we can split in a day, but if we split everything I’ve cut so far, I’ll be happy. I’ll get to the rest of wood pile later in the year. Considering how overwhelming the pile was when I started, I’m satisfied with my progress. Take a look at the before and after.
Meanwhile, Chareva is wrapping up the work on her first portable chicken house. She did all this based on photos and drawings she found on the internet, with no help from me. I’m impressed.
The gaps in the wire frame are big enough that a raccoon could squeeze through, and we already found out the hard way that raccoons like to eat chickens, so she put chicken wire over the frame.
She attached wheels to the house yesterday. She tells me there’s a lever that raises the wheels up and down. Nice.
The dogs could watch her construction project from one of the patios. As you can see, they were suitably impressed.
The next step will be to transfer the chicks to the portable coop and let them start pecking away at the ground. We’ll see how that works out.