If you read yesterday’s post, where I moaned about being too tired to write, you will know that the Man and I spent all weekend working in the garden. Today’s post is about what we did.
Some of you might remember that it was my birthday earlier in the month and that I posted about some of the silly things I received from my family (puppet cakes and a book about poo!). Well, this weekend was all about the present I got from the Man.
My present from him was a shiny new chook pen in a (very big) box just waiting to be put up!
I was a little scared that it would remain in the box gathering dust until guilt drove him to put it up shortly before my next birthday though…..
Surprisingly, this weekend was spent shovelling gravel to help with drainage, picking up concrete pads for the floor (so the fox can’t dig underneath), building fences, collecting a box of small chickens and putting the whole thing together.
Now, I know what you are thinking. Two people putting up a pre-fab shed is more likely to result in shouting, things being thrown, and angry accusations than success isn’t it?
Amazingly though, after a few hours we were finished, with the undamaged shed standing up all by itself, no leftover parts, and we were still speaking politely to each other!
The kids and I excitedly let our box of little 7-week-old chickens, two Leghorns and two Isa Browns, out in their new home to see what they thought of it.
They happily investigated every corner and dived on me when I dared step in there with a bag of crumble to sprinkle on the floor for them.
Although it will be a while before we get eggs from these little girls they have already given us quite a bit of amusement. When they see us coming they gather at the door in the hopes of something delicious arriving with us.
This made it quite hard to get photos of them because they won’t stay far enough away from me for the camera to see them!
We got young chickens because we wanted them to be friendly pets as well, not just egg layers and I think we will probably meet with success after seeing them with the kids after school on Monday night. I had to prise the kids out of there to do some homework!