31 05 2013


Minnie joins me every time I write my blog and now I have to share a small amount of tea with her!







The barn is in worse shape than I thought so I had to cancel my trip to Cranberry Moon Farm till Monday.  I have just finished raking all the wet hay from Sadie’s side, and tonight my son will be figuring out just what we need to fix the situation.  The water went downstairs too so that needs cleaning up too.


Reinventing The Chicken Coop by Kevin McElroy and Matthew Wolpe  by Storey Pub.


Yesterday while picking up  some shavings I saw this book on how to make coops.  Now I have several books on how to make a coop but you have to be a master carpenter to do it.  This book has one I think I can make if I take my time.  Some things I will have to do a little differently but all in all it looks like something I can manage.  The hens in the middle coop need to spend the summer and fall outside.









It will probably be a month-long project.  Next week I will get what I need to make the floor and get that done.  I think it will be better to do a little at a time.  I have the perfect place for it in the side yard under the willow tree.  Their yard won’t be huge but it will be enough for them.  I can’t wait to start it, of course it will be painted bright yellow!

This book puts a lot of imagination into building coops, one coop even has a roof that is v shaped and their drinking water runs down the v into a funnel and into water storage.  There are coops made out of wooden crates.  If you are interested in making your own check this book out.


Dick Damon has fixed my piano and its coming home on Thursday.  I can’t wait to have it here and to maybe play a little tune after he leaves.  I certainly don’t want to embarrass myself in front of him!!!!!!


We are in the second day of a heat wave.  It will end on Monday and I will be glad.  I dislike hot weather.  My ideal temp is 60 degrees or a little under that.  Irish weather suits me well.

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




One response

11 06 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

I couldn’t agree with you about the weather, as I swelter in the heat and become quite tired and lethargic! Minnie is just like Missy when it come to watching and getting involved…she is gorgeous!

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