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Busy weekend

Posted by joeabbott on May 13, 2013

While taking care of the sprinkler system was the big ticket work item on my Saturday “fix it” list, it was one of those days when one thing led to another.

I walked through the garage and saw a few boxes lying about that needed to be moved up to the storage loft (cue pulling out the ladder), I then came across some things were were going to donate so I loaded the car for a trip to Goodwill, while finishing that up I saw that I’d tracked mud (now dried) all over the garage the prior weekend so it needed a good sweeping, and so on. There was the new pole for a birdhouse in the yard (I had to shave down the top to fit into the adapter on the birdhouse …and ripped up my finger in the process), there was the mowing and edging of the yard, and then putting away the grill as rain was forecast.

And while there was weeding and laundry, and tidying up the house, another “big” project I wrote off was taking down the temporary coop. Yup, that’s right, all our chickens are staying in one shelter and we had no use for the temp coop. While I was, I hesitate to say “proud”, I did feel it’s been a great project: clever, did the job, and solid. Suzy, however, referred to is as an “eyesore” and she was probably right: two colors of tarp, some cut-off plywood sheltering one side, and a mismatched set of clear, plastic roofing panels protecting another. Pretty much an eyesore by definition.

And so I made time to take it down. And it came down quick!


And all that was left when I was done was a patch of ground for the chickens to peck around!


I have a few changes I’ll make the next time I put it up (Robertson drive [square head] screws, for one) but this was a grand success.

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