June 23, 2009 at 6:27 am #395850
Hey Sewing Lady sounds like a constructive day – and what a score – a compost bin and bench top jobbie – I am envious.
I have spent much of today (well, actually all of it) on the chook pen. I devised a method for moving the poly pipe down the star posts finally and then set to work installing wiring. The lower level is a relatively rigid weldmesh that I had left over from another job and will hopefully provide a secure and resistant surface in the event dogs try to get in. Above that I am using chicken wire found on the premises. It is all warped and tangled and has a few more holes in it than the design intent, but I am overlapping on the damaged bits. Then of course came the problem of fixing the wire to a frame that has no holes in it. So I popped into the IGA and picked up four of those clothesline ropes that they sell (9 metres each) and am weaving this along the uprights and along the edge of the wire at the joins. The wire is wider than usual – I think about 6 foot wide (?) so I figure that this, on top of the four foot high rigid wire, and taking into account the inward curve of the polypipe, should suffice to keep them in. So tomorrow the weaving continues and hopefully by the end of the day I will have a semi-finished chook run that can, in the future, be my greenhouse. Will take pix when i am done.
I say semi-finished as it will need to have a human-sized door in it at some stage, but that can wait a few days until I have some lumber to do it with.
I also collected my first egg from my little brown hen so am amazed she has settled in so rapidly …:DJune 23, 2009 at 6:46 am #395851
A lot of work for two fowl friends…. 😀 Congrats on the egg….:tup:June 23, 2009 at 6:56 am #395852
A $90 egg, given the cost of the materials for the pen – and that does not include the cost of the hutch which was much more expensive …:rip:
Still, a lovel wee brown egg will be beautiful when I get a blue egg cup to put it in!!:)June 23, 2009 at 7:01 am #395853
Feel the lurv… :p:hug::metal:June 23, 2009 at 8:26 am #395854narellehMember
we had a slackie again today.
Our wwoofers left today and we only have a couple of days till we get another. So caught up on the laundry and cleaned up my duchess which had turned into a dump down area and was a mess.
Watched a couple of movies with the kids and had a nanny nap while little DS slept on me in the recliner chair.
DS#2 had sore throat and leg pains – had a couple of cramps – so kept him home a dosed with VIt C.
Big DS and DH took wheelie bins down and returned with a wee bird to look after. (Last of the party rubbish gone now:tup:)
Pasta cooking for dinner – am off to see to it now.
Am back to running around etc tomorrow:geek:June 23, 2009 at 8:36 am #395855bluezbanditMember
I Don’t know what that means as I am a bit of a dunce with things outside my realm of thinking. However now it is in there I will see what I can do!!
BluezbanditJune 23, 2009 at 8:39 am #395856
It had me confused the first time someone suggested it.June 23, 2009 at 9:21 am #395857Eira ClaptonParticipant
Tttthe whhole hhhouse is ssshaking! Thhhe bobbbbbcat is wwworking on the dddriveway!June 23, 2009 at 9:36 am #395858
Lol. I feel for you – always exciting when that happens.
Mind you, mine shakes when the dog walks in :lol::lol:June 23, 2009 at 10:24 am #395859luvinMember
went to doc,thank you mother HBG
i have depression,dehydration due to a vomiting bug my grandies shared with me
at present suppose to be confined to bed she wishes!!!!
anyway have a good week all no matter what you do
:hug::hug::hug:June 23, 2009 at 10:29 am #395860
Confining to bed might sort out the exhaustion and dehydration, but probably not all that good for the depression. Do learn to put yourself ahead of others Luvin, it is a hard art to cultivate but worth it. because once you start doing that, you can actually give a lot more …:hug:June 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm #395861BobbeeMember
I had my first ‘day out’ for a while [seems like forever :lol:] today. Went to my stitching group and enjoyed the fabulous, supportive company of a wonderful group of women, and I actually got back into some of the embroidery for my Honey Bear Hollow quilt.
I even feel like working on my Girls Day Out quilt as well so maybe I am moving on a bit. :tup::tup:
We had devonshire tea for morning tea, cooked by a very nice chappie. The scones were big and light and straight from the oven, yummo!! And home made jam. :tup:
We have, serve yourself tea and coffee, for the whole day.
With lunch and a number of ‘door’ prizes thrown in. All this in a fantastic venue and, as I mentioned already, splendiferous company.
What a life!!!!!! I wonder what the ‘poor’ folk are doing!!!!!!!
:metal::metal::metal:June 23, 2009 at 8:13 pm #395862sewing ladyMember
Good one Bobbee, What a great day for your first day out.
Luvin, get well and then start doing things for yourself.
You re so innovative HBG, just amazing! enjoy your egg.
Chezza and Narella, Honey and lemon and a salt gargle will help the throat, AND make everyone feel cherished.
I think that Misty is well enough to bath today, so that is what I will be doing first thing and the rest of the day will be taken up with my quilting homework for the class tomorrow.June 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm #395863
Thanks SL, I have woken up with puffy eyes and a sore throat as well… Definitly no rendering strawbale for me today… Will try and get to the post office though… 😀
I am going to also try and get on top of Mt Foldmore today as well… All the washing from the line is sitting there…. :pJune 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm #395864
My day will be more chicken house building. Also, if memory serves, I think Tassie might be calling in some time on his way back from the mainland. Hope he has not caught swine flu while there!!!
I should, hopefully get it finished today as I am sure the chooks will be pleased to be able to flap their wings.
Am in a bit of a flap myself as my furniture is due to be delivered tomorrow and I have not got half as far as I had hoped in the ‘sorting out the inside of the container’ process due to chicken-house building activities. Still, I am sure it will all work out in the long run.
A fine foggy morning this morning so the first task when it is light enough, will be to light the oven.
Omelettes with cheese for lunch I think:tup:
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