The next step was getting it inside and hung. That's a story all of its own! The inside dimensions and unit is 8'. I had to notch out for the corner studs, and center purlin and it wasn't a pretty picture. Lots and lots of cuss words, but when its all said and done, it will be a whole lot neater and easier to clean this hen house. The plywood box is our brooder box. We've got 25 chicks under lights, waiting to occupy those nests
The good weather has set in finally, and its back to sawing till the posted roads are over for fill and concrete.
Sawed up half a dozen Hemlocks and maybe a dozen cedar wall logs and couldn't figure out why these logs were so tough getting out of the pile. Here it is the end of April, snow is gone and 70 degrees today. I finally got 2 12 footer out and saw what I was dealing with. The logs are still frozen together!!!
Oh-Oh........all peace and calmness as we no it just ended with the arrival of the twin little boys!Yep, and organization, routine, systems we had on a daily basis just came to an end with Mamma coming in to berthing these twins first time out of the gate. What a neat experience,and very nice compared to cows and first time heifers. She let me wipe one dry as she licked away on the other, and we swapped off till the youngins had a good massage from mamma. She let me milk off a couple of baby bottles so I could make sure babies got mamma's first milk as soon as possible, and then let nature take over till Denise got home
Of course.... Denise couldn't wait to get in on the action, so when she came in from work she was right out there before changing and started the mothering. Its not as easy as it looks! This is a knock down drag out affair as baby does not realize what the hell this thing "their shoving down down my mouth"!
It took several attempts, and a few day's and now these little rascals are bouncing off the walls ;-)
Ahhhh.......never a dull moment! Now I've got to finish up that foldout milking platform w/stool to do out daily milking. Great.....more detractions, but that's OK......we're having a real wet spring, and still a good idea to hold off on the shop slab for a few weeks.
Had to make the wife a little crude milk stool
Hey........are you my brother?