Friday, 17 August 2012

The chooks have a house!

The Big Fella has had three days off work so, you guessed it, we've been busy :-D  The project this time has been to build a chicken house and pen for the four chooks the Big Fella has arranged to get from a lady at work.  The deal has been done, but the chooks are going to need somewhere to sleep (and play until we build a fence around the vege garden!).

So the Big Fella got to it, using the wood we collected a few weeks ago.

Let's start with the frame!

And ta da!  All done!

Ha!  It wasn't quite that easy.  That black part is a bit of rubber we ended up having to add because we were worried the rain was going to come in the "egg collecting" door.  And it took a bit of working out to get the idea of the closures to work too.  I did the routing of the steps into the ramp (don't look closely because they're very wobbly!).

And here's the inside view!  A bit of a floor on the left and a laying box on the right that will be filled with straw.  And that's the egg collecting door on the right from the inside :-)

The Fellas taking a well-earned rest!

And here's the finished product from outside.  The Big Fella has done an amazing job with no plans or anything to work from.  I think he's incredibly clever!  Hopefully the chooks like the place :-D

Today we also had the lovely job of shoveling horse poo!  Woo hoo!  There's a set of stables at the end of the street (just next to the park actually) so we took the ute down there and gathered some manure to mix in to our compost (you can see the compost area left of the chook yard).  The Little Big Fella brought his shovel along and "helped" too :-D

Seriously though, I'd already done my workout for the day, but this worked my back muscles more than anything I've done in a while!!!

Hmm, what else?

OH!!!!!  This is totally a first-time mum thing, but we got the Little Big Fella's offer for kindergarten in the mail this week!  This is a pre-school class that he'll attend next year for 5 days a fortnight, 8:30am to 2:30pm.  I'm really excited for him because I'm about 98% certain he's going to LOVE it!  And the 2% is only the mild stress that it'll be hard initially because he tends to be clingy in new places with new people.

So, we posted back our acceptance today and will soon have to have an interview and all that jazz.

We've had a few fun food things this week too:

This was the Little Big Fella's lunch the other day.  He actually asked for carrots, which he has never done before!!!

And this was one of my snacks this week.  Apple, cinnamon, walnuts and sultanas (raisins), warmed in the microwave.  Mmmm mmmm!

So there's a bit of a catch up on the last few days!  I hope you enjoyed it :-D

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