Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hooray!!!


The girls have arrived...and they are ADORABLE!  
We got 2 Speckled Sussex, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2  Black Australorps, and 2 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. 
 

 
 
I have to give props to Meyer Hatchery ...it's rare to find a company that will mix and match as well as ship small numbers of chicks!  All of the girls arrived healthy and are thriving!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vertical Gardening

I've been seeing a lot of different vertical gardening ideas on Pinterest lately and this is my first attempt  These PVC pipes were left behind by the previous owner.   I used Dan’s door knob hole cutter to make the circles.  I then buried them each about a foot deep and filled them with soil.  I planted strawberries on the sides and some marigolds in the top.



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

An Empty Nest...

I'm impatiently awaiting the arrival of our chicks!!!  I was able to get their coop finished up today though! 

It’s double walled and insulated with expanding foam spray.  The roof is a clear corrugated PVC sheet.  The tile was apparently a remnant of a previous project because they were laying in a pile behind the studio when we moved in. The tile will protect the floor as well as make it easier to clean.   The nest box was made from some leftover plywood and the roosts are the old stair rails from in the house.