Sunday, June 26, 2011

Where I Stand Sunday

Summer - lots to do, lots to build, lots to paint, throw a seasonal job in the mix, and we are scurrying.
Building the chicken coop has been a task and a half.  Hubster has engineered the ultimate - 3 chicken SPA!
We need to be done with this today - as....
they are growin' fast! The littlest one, or used to be littlest, is in the back...and as we have been thinking, we may have 3 roosters. (They are left to right, Queenie, Harlough and Chickenator - who has the resemblance of a hawk, I think.) 
Oh well, just look at the nice place they will be inhabiting!
Above are the panels for the run...that attaches to the coop..

made of recycled wood (we tore down an old garage this year), leftovers..and some new wood, boy that stuff is expensive!
P.S. Added Monday - please keep hydrated out there if you are experiencing hot weather - I experienced 'heat exhaustion' yesterday afternoon, and it is no fun!  Dizziness, ringing in the ears, tightness in the chest, profuse sweating - I had to quit, come in, lay down in front of fans and put cold cloth on my head, which I later learned needs to go under armpits and groin...I am well read on that one now, I WAS drinking water...but I guess NOT ENOUGH - an afternoon and evening, wasted.  Be careful!
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
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Dana Cooper said...

These 3 chickens are hysterical have to paint that photo!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Deluxe accomodations for the chicks! This is great, but I have to say I LOVE the picture of the three chickens looking right at you!

Clipping Path said...

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Alisha Singh said...

hahaha...You do great work on Sundays....amazing man

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for your comments, all! I will think about painting from this one...they are too funny - already so in touch with my voice and our little routine. Chickens are cool! I can't imagine having them and not getting personally involved and discovering each one's personality.

Leann said...

I can't believe how big the chickens are now!
(And yes, Mark and I are very aware of how expensive wood is now. Geez!)

Pattie Wall said...

Especially 'treated' pine for outdoor use - wowzers! I can't begin to tell you how valuable that book you sent me is! We have been using it and marking it and relying heavily on it! Thanks again, friend!!