21 05 2013


I have had a lot of interested in the Chicken Caravan so I though I would  share more pictures of it and some more information on it.  Mine is made of all things that were lying around except for the metal wagon which I purchased.  I purchased it at my local farm supply store.  The bottom is metal  lattice-work so poop and stuff falls through and the tires are good for carrying heavy things.

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 I made changes over the years to it.  With the nesting box inside of the original box there just  wasn’t  enough room for the 8 hens I have.  Last year I made a nest box and attached it to the outside.  I also put hinges on one of the screens so it would be easier to clean out.  This year I will do the other side.  I rarely move mine so each year the tires need some air in them.  If you have any questions please e-mail me and I will be happy to answer them.  I have had this  for 10 years, I did repaint it last year.  For an investment of less than $100 I think it was a good value.

Hen Moving Day

I spent  the whole morning getting things ready and moving the 8 hens.   They are happy to be out .  The first thing they did was take dirt baths.  Oh what fun.


Today I planted some pumpkins seeds.  All heirloom, sugar pumpkins, warty pumpkins, green ones and cinderella ones. I planted them on the embankment near my son’s house.  I still have room for more and will plant them another day.  I need to make a wattle fence so that these plants are protected from neighborhood dogs who use that area as a bathroom stop.  I have a few rogue garlic growing there and weeded lots of grass out of the area.  I brought the grass up to the  sheep and was walking down near the chicken area when I saw a huge snake (every snake to me is huge and dangerous this is from a very dangerous child-hood expierence.    Now I am terrified of snakes and  wish they would either hide when they see me or move on.  I called my son who heard a rattle sound.  Well anyway it turned out to be a milk snake.  I am hoping the event scared it as much as it did me and it has packed up its bags and moved on.

The FootStool

I worked on the footstool cover for an hour or so last night.   I like how its coming out.  I picked out a few colors and will use those colors throughout.

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Today is hot and humid,rain was expected this afternoon but none came, the river is so low.

I will leave you tonight with this picture of Minne.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a sparkling day.           Carole



3 responses

22 05 2013
Anne Wilson

There is only one thing on this planet that I am really scared of and that is snakes, in Spain I unfortunately encountered far too many but got very good at identifying them, here in Ireland we are snake free.

22 05 2013

That’s one of the reasons I love Ireland so much. You can walk freely anywhere without that worry. I am sure there were lots of snakes in Spain. They love the heat.

11 06 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

No…it’s not quite the same…the chicken caravan is a much better idea! It look fun too!

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