The Little Invisible Barn

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Isn’t it beautiful!?! 🙂 Ha ha! We have t-minus 2.5 weeks to have it up and ready for our little goaties! Nooooooooooooo problem! 😉 Stu has the plans AND the experience with building this same style structure since he got the greenhouse done. I spent about an hour this afternoon on the hill with a rake trying to level the space. See?
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I have more work to do, obviously, but it was a good start! I’ll probably need to spend another hour tomorrow and possibly the next day to really get it where it needs to be.

It was kinda like a zen garden, only with a lot more effort involved, and not quite so much peace. 😉 I kept thinking that I’m so thankful I don’t have a “manual labor” job. I suppose toting kids around is kinda manual labor, but it’s not the same as digging and raking. Whew!

Anyway, I’m super-duper excited about our Little Red Barn and can’t wait till it’s done and painted and “purdy.” Right now it’s invisible, but in my imagination it’s lovely! 🙂

On to the chickens. They are doing well! Now that this is how Lucky spends his time during the day, they seem to be fairly safe.
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Cisco has either learned his lessons, or doesn’t dare touch them without the “back up” of the puppy to take the blame. Either way the little flock seems to be fine.

Our invalid is still recovering in the garage, but is doing great! She’s still laying eggs and the wound seems to be healing fine. I hope it’ll only be another week-ish before I can let her out with the other girls again. I’m sure she’s ready to go out too! All she has for company in there is a lazy cat and I’m sure he doesn’t socialize much.

We have reinstated the “closed gate” policy on our yard now that the propane tank is moved and we can close the big gates. This is an effort to have a “poop-free” zone since the chickens are rather indiscriminate about where they “lay” poop. And it’s gross to have it all over the steps and the porch and the sidewalk! But somehow we have not managed to convince them that closed gates means off limits to them. *sigh* There is nearly always 3 or more birds in the backyard every time I look even when all the gates are closed!
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They are curious birdies and will follow me around like puppies ‘begging’ for a treat!
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Got any treats? Huh? Huh?
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So that’s about it on the animal front. But when I came in from working outside THIS was what I saw!
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The kiddos have returned from their Fall Break with the grandparents and things are…. back to normal. 😉

Happy Tuesday

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