Miscaculation and Many Projects

This past week you may have noticed an absence of my posts… well hubby and I took off some time from work to get projects done around the house and in the yard. We had a lot of help from our Supervisor Chase…

He made sure things were done up to his standards 😉 The first project we tackled was the kitchen floors. The old floor was lament and in bad shape in some areas…

Some of the old floor to the left under the new floor we put down…

So we replaced it with a new ceramic floor…

The boys on the new floor

Then hubby got sick for a few days so the next big project we put off until this past weekend when my mom and her husband could come help. Our old chicken run had been blown down/apart by all the bad winds this past year. The girls were in need of a new safer run. We had built them a house out of some old rabbit hutch’s and they love them as they are off the ground and have plenty of space for 10 chickens. I made a plan to build the coop to be 16 ft long by 8 foot high and wide…

So if you didn’t catch that 8 foot tall… hubby is almost 6 foot so I wanted to make sure he didn’t have to bend or hit his head like he did on the last coop. So I made it a little tall… oh well.

The girls seem to love their new home and are spending more time in the new run then they did in the old one. We plan to add some roosts on the sides and place to store things as well as tarp’s or siding for this winter so the run is safe and dry.

I wanted to update you on our girls too especially our hurt girl. She is getting better and gaining some needed weight…

The lady who was hurt

Compared to the other girls she still has some weight to gain, but we are happy she is alive and accepted back into her flock/brood 🙂

One of the other ladies

Other than that while we were on our staycation (a stay at home vacation) I got some canning done, magazines read, and cleaning done. For dinner tonight we had my Baxter’s Potato Kale Chowder. It was so yummy and made my migraine better. That should bring you up to date… have a good rest of the week 🙂

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sagescenery
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 21:18:23

    I like your life…but, so sorry hubby was sick 😦

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  2. afternoonpopcornsnackgirl
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 21:28:37

    The floor looks great!! Sorry your hubby was sick. Hope all is better now!

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  3. Jo Ann
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 21:35:20

    Sounds like you had a delightful stay-at-home vacation. I know I always feel good when I feel like I’m “keeping up with things” around the house and farm. I’m sure your chickens love their new home!

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  4. marysmemories
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 02:35:17

    Your productive week looks like it turned out great. Nice picture of the hen now recovered. Your dogs look well pleased with the new floor.

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  5. GullringstorpGoatGal
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 02:45:47

    Hej from Sweden !
    Glad your husband is better. Sometimes you just need to stop and actually set time aside to get projects done or else they really never do get done. Good for you. Love the chicken enclosure. Your ladies will be so happy, I am sure.

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    • Seasonsgirl
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 22:09:27

      You are right sometimes you have to take time to get things done that otherwise may get missed 🙂 Glad you liked the chicken run the ladies are happy 🙂

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  6. Animalcouriers
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 03:33:43

    Love the new chicken run – no wonder they’re spending lots of time in it!

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  7. headingoutside
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 08:01:20

    Eight feet – I think that’s smart. If you do make some high up roosts, if a fox gets in, they’ll have a good chance of getting out of reach.

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  8. Ray's Mom
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:30:36

    Yur hurt girl looks good as new again.

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  9. now at home mom
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:31:26

    The floors look good! Hope Hubby is better now! 🙂 LOVE your blog! 🙂 you have a new fan! 🙂

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    • Seasonsgirl
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 21:57:43

      Thank you so very much… It makes me so happy when someone enjoys my blog 🙂 Hubby is better thanks for asking and I am glad you liked the new floors we worked so hard on them 🙂

      Reply

  10. Eleenie
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 06:59:35

    A very productive time, everything looks great! Excellent to hear that your litle lady is much better now 🙂

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  11. elleturner4
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 08:25:40

    What a fine chicken coop! Thanks for visiting and liking my blog 🙂

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    • Seasonsgirl
      Oct 13, 2012 @ 11:23:45

      Thank you it was a lot of work, but worth it as now the ladies are safer then in their old run 🙂

      Reply

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