Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Making Progress

While there are times I wish life would just stand still for a little bit, it doesn't. Maybe that's a good thing.

Chickens, like children, continue to grow at an alarming rate! They will need to move out of their brooding box and into their new home soon!

We've been busily working the last few weeks to make that happen.

We had a ground breaking for the coop.

Then it snowed.

We laid the foundation for the coop.

Just look at that mess of stuff we piled in the garden.

And it snowed.

We've been painting the coop.

And then you guessed it...more snow. UGH!

The chickens, unfazed by the snow, just continued growing. I however was getting fed up with snow!

And I should probably clarify, when I say "we" have been working on the coop, I mostly mean the Husband has been working on the coop. 

He has had some good helpers though. The girls and their friends have been very willing to pitch in and help, and we've had a couple of adults lend a hand too. We're very grateful for helping hands!

We're making some very good progress. And by we, I mean, you know, the Husband is making good progress on the coop. 

It won't be long now and the girls can move into their new home.

The girls have already had their first outdoor adventure. While it took them a little while to get comfortable with being outside, they had a few confused, what are we supposed to do now minutes, having room to run around as well as getting to roll and scratch in the dirt made them very happy!

And while we, I mean the Husband, has been working on the coop, I have been busily cleaning out the mess we piled in the garden, putting down a layer of newspaper, and piling on mulch to get the vegetable garden ready to be planted. 

I can't wait to see the benefits of using mulch in the vegetable garden this year!


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