Why wouldn’t we decide to modify our chicken run today? Because we just finished it? Because it already cost approximately 1 million dollars? Because it’s for chickens? Because we’re in the middle of The Blizzard of 2015? No, no, no, and NO! – those reasons are dumb! Our little ladies need protection from the elements. Don’t get me wrong, our current design is awesome. But… As it turns out, chickens don’t particularly like rain or snow, and the hardware cloth roof on the run does not provide protection from either. I came up with a simple design to just add some corrugated plastic roofing. Then, Hub and I went out to take measurements and make some drawings. THAT’S where the trouble started. One little, teeny, tiny what if lead to a slightly bigger what if and next thing you know, we are $$$ deep in a new peaked roof design! Luckily, Hub got a new table saw for Christmas and an unexpected day off (thanks to aforementioned storm). Sort of seems like maybe I should be helping with that instead of blog, blog, blog…
W: Ok that is amazing. You guys are incredible. You guys get days off and you use them to build shit. For your chickens. You guys are doers. I like doers. My town has rules against people like you. How’s that hallway in your house comimg along? I mean, after you are done building stuff for your chickens, of course.
I knitted a hat the other day. I’ll post a pic after i make the pom pom tomorrow. I also knitted a snood. I’m all the way upstairs right now and not runninng all the way downstairs to get it to show you. I’m not even sure what, exactly, makes it a snood. It looks like a cowl to me, but what do I know… I have another snood in the works too, again, downstairs. I can’t even tell you how jealous we are of your blizzard.
Em: First of all, ENOUGH with all the pressure about our hall. We are having trouble getting the final designs from our contractor. Seems they’re busy on another project – something to do with a chicken coop.
I can’t wait to see pictures of the snood! I’ve never heard of that before. I’ve put my knitting on hold for now; I think I need someone to help me get the basics down before I proceed.
W: Hey post a pic of the finished chicken run – it’s pretty awesome!