What a fun filled day I had yesterday on the farm. Worked, worked, and worked some more. I cleaned places that needed cleaned for some time. It was wonderful.
Moved teenage chicks to a new pen that I put up. I used old wire panels. A friend gave us a ton of them. We use them as a support for our tomatoes also. I use zip ties and then hook how many I need to make a square. Yesterday I used two existing pens for two of the sides. I then use the smallest chicken wire that is 3 feet tall and with ZIP TIES. I tie it all around the inside cage. I start at the bottom of the cage, level with the ground. It works fantastic! Then we put a panel on the top, lay a piece of plywood, run some chicken wire over the top to brace it down and ZIP TIE the chicken wire to the sides of the cage. I don't want to go into a lot of expense until I can build another coop off the old one and this works great. Fill a small galvanized wash tub with dirt add some flowers and the area looks sweet!
I cleaned all around the outside of the big coop.......much needed! It was so fun to burn old wood that had fallen from the wind storms. I raked and raked and raked! Filled this bucket with dirt. Planted some of my many little plants of shasta daisies I have that I started last Feb. They are coming in so handy. They will be all over this farm by the time I get done!!!!!!!! Just what I wanted...shasta daisies!!!!!! See Mr. Turkey to the left. He is getting all fluffed up! Silly guy!
I repaired one of the rabbit hutches that was given to me some time back. It will be great for something! When it gets warmer I can put the baby chicks out for the day so they can get some fresh air. I filled an old small milk can with dirt and planted some more vinca. Vinca does great here in Kansas, rain or shine. Just needs some water. I enjoy looking at pretty things as I walk around the farm. Doesn't have to be much or perfect.......just pretty!
Moved Momma Hen, who I bought at the Yoder Auction into a bigger cage. She and her babies were scratchin' all day long. Babies are really getting big. Won't keep them all, probably will sell at the auction.
Momma kitty was being sweet and letting kitten have a snack. They were not even sitting.....they were standing. Sweetness!
I started at 8 in the morning and finally quit at 9 last night. Farmin' hours.........LOVE IT! The weather was wonderful and the company was perfect.......sweet man was walkin around farm...... doing farm things.....love knowing he is mine........made my day a sweet memory!
Just wanted you to know that I loved, loved reading your stories. I felt like I was getting to know you a little bit better. Thank you so much for those who did it. I know you are also busy, but the time I spent at my computer reading who you are..........I was overwhelmed with gratefulness that I can call you my sweet ladies and friends! God has truly blessed me and I so want you to know that! Thank you. If you didn't write........and you have time today.....just jot a little something about yourself! What you like, what kind of things you do......anything!
May you be blessed today and able to get some rest. I will be enjoying worship and my sweet family!
Hugs to your day and Lord bless!