Under the Willow

Friday, June 28, 2013

Chicken's Play

We are still doing finishing work on the coop.  It's still not done.  But when we have to get the chickens out of the coop we put them in their Peck and Play.


 

 
It's pretty cool.  And it folds up fairly small and flat for easy storage.
 

 
We have attached some handles hooks and latches.  These door lock chains will be used to hold the door open we when want to pull the coop floor out for cleaning. 
 

 
Here is an updated look.  It is still missing some trim and finishing touches.  I plan to take more pictures when it is done, although since the chicks are living in it, it will be covered in poop.  Oh well, that's life I guess.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday


Monday, June 24, 2013

Garden Update

I have finally started to remove some of our over grown spring plants and start planting new plants for summer.


 
Some yellow squash, zucchini, and cucumbers, with some parsley and basil in the corners.

 
Parsley, radishes, and carrots.
 

 
One tomato plant.

 
This cabbage is so pretty I hate to pick it.

 
I also planted some cilantro.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Roxie Ann's 5th Birthday!

Earlier this week Roxie turned 5.  Since last year she didn't get to celebrate her birthday, and since I feel like 5 is a big birthday I tired to do a little more than usual.
 
 
Pretty pink cupcakes for the princess.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Some watermelon.
 

 
 

 
 

 
Some peanut butter banana ice cream.
 

 
 

 
And some glamour shots!
 

 
 

 
I can't believe she is already 5!
 
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Coop Sweet Coop

We put them in the coop part and let them get comfortable with that first. 
More info on how we built the coop here!



Drinking some water.




Checking out the view.



Then we gave them some worms and convinced them to walk down the stairs.



slowly but surely



they started to walk down.






Checking out the sand floor.



Very quickly they learned to go up and down the stairs.



And here are some of the chicks enjoying their first "dirt bath".  They love the sand.



Friday, June 14, 2013

More Progress!

Still not 100 % done.  But looking good!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Best part is the chicks got to move in!  I will try to name them, but I will warn you, I am having trouble telling them apart.  Also, please excuse the appearance of the people holding the chickens.
 
 
Pricilla
 
 
Ginger
 
 
Millie
 
 
 
Lorelei
 
 
Sophia
 
 
Sylvia... I think.

Monday, June 10, 2013

And So It Goes... and goes... and goes

Some more progress on the coop.  I painted the interior walls, we have put up the exterior walls, and put in the sand floor.
 
 

 

 

 
 
There is still a lot to do. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Coop Continues.

The work continues on the coop.  It is taking forever! 
we now have interior walls and have started cutting insulation.
More info on how we built the coop here!







This is all going very slowly!  but it's going.