Saturday, May 04, 2013


Our Shebot gave me the impression she was going broody. I kept finding her in one nest, or another. But, no. She left the nesting business and went on to scratching, pecking, and cruising. Maybe she was trying to stake her claim, seeing that everything was getting picked up and moved around.

In anticipation of the completion of the Compound (?) Sorority Row (?) Camp Bird House (?)... the Chicken Run, I was moving everything (better name coming soon!) Anyways, I wanted to start sorting out the detritus and debris around the current coop and old bunny hutch, so the chickens were witnessing a lot of upheaval and hauling around. Can you tell I crush on galvanized steel? Oh, yes, I do.

We had the pleasure, again, of extra hands, when Paul and Janece came by. And thank goodness, because managing 85' of hardware cloth takes many hands when it comes to measuring, cutting, moving and placing. In the midst of work, we enjoyed goat antics, metal detecting, and funny weather.

About that weather... it was warm, almost hot, and what a wind we had blowing... not from the east, like the Santa Ana's hampering the California wild fires. For heaven's sake, this is an awfully early start to our most awful season... wild fire season. I doubt I will ever feel at ease during this 'season.' Apart from thoughts about our neighbors to the north, our own weather was warm, then windy and chilling... funny and mixed up, and fun.

I am saying cool, damp, prayers for our fellow Californios.


judy in ky said...

We have family who were evacuated from their home near L.A. It looks like they will be able to go back. I hope everyone stays safe, all season.

Janece said...

What a fun Saturday afternoon! It's hard to keep ourselves from stopping in to see the progress. Well, stopping by is easy enough... it's the pulling ourselves away that's more difficult. ;) Hope your Sunday has been wonderful!

Kim said...

You could call it "The Convent"

I hope no fires near you this year!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

We've had rain!
I love it, and I keep thinking
how much it must be helping put out
those fires, and get everyone back, safely,
into their homes.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Well, lucky for us!
Thank you for the help
and company!
Sunday was good, too...
even the weather cooperated.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Ah, yes... all those ladies
cloistered away!

No fires! Thank you.